Dania Bdeir is an award-winning Lebanese writer and director, based between Dubai and New York. She received her BA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut and holds an MFA in directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is also a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. Her film Kaleidoscope (2014) won a few notable awards, including the Award of Excellence at the 2014 Canada International Film Festival. Her thesis film, In White (2016), received a grant from the Spike Lee Production Fund and won many awards internationally. In 2019, Bdeir was selected as a Berlinale Talent and participated in its Short Film Station with her short film Warsha. Bdeir finds her intense love/hate relationship with Lebanon to be her biggest heartache and most sincere inspiration.