Dr. Reem El Mutwalli, Founder of the Zay Initiative in conversation with Alia Yunis, Writer, Photographer and Filmmaker on her stories about women, dress, and identity.
OUR GUEST: ALIA YUNIS
Alia Yunis, Writer, Photographer and Filmmaker has worked on projects on five continents, focusing her writing, photography and filmmaking on Middle East and Mediterranean culture.
Her most recent documentary, The Golden Harvest (2019), made its debut at Thessaloniki International Film Festival, won Best of the Fest at its US debut at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and has gone on to play in several other festivals. A PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, Alia spent many years in Los Angeles as a screenwriter and script analyst for companies such as Warner Bros. and Miramax. Her novel, The Night Counter (Random House 2010), was critically-acclaimed by the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and Entertainment Weekly and several others.