Tamer Ashry is a director, producer, and writer with 20 years of experience working in film and television and commercials in the Middle East. His first narrative feature, Photocopy, has been screened internationally and won numerous awards including best feature at El-Gouna, best feature at Tripoli-Lebanon, and the audience award for best film at Malmö. Photocopy portrays an elderly man pursuing an unconventional romance in contemporary Cairo. Tamer’s short film, Eyebrows, about two Niqab-clad women in a shopping-mall, recently won best short at El-Gouna. Ashry has directed a number of documentaries (Pictures from Gaza, The 7th War, A Decent Living, and Neighbors of the Morgue) which have been featured on PBS, BBC, and Al-Jazeera as well as human rights campaigns for the UN that have gone viral. He also directed work for Emmy and Oscar-winning filmmaker Thomas Lennon (Sacred). He was the recipient of the 2017 Meditalents Fellowship for Scripted Development. He is drawn to projects that balance poignancy and humor, and through his work, seeks to inspire viewers with compassion for our shared humanity.