Rawane Nassif 

Rawane Nassif was born in Beirut in 1983. She has a BFA in filmmaking from the Université Saint Joseph in Beirut and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Alberta in Canada. She works in research and films often addressing subjects such as space, nomadic traditions, identities, displacement and memory. She directed social documentaries and wrote a book on the politics of memory in Lebanon, worked with immigrants and indigenous people in Canada, conducted visual research on nomadic traditions in Kyrgyzstan, taught anthropological courses in Tajikistan, and wrote children’s books based on oral histories in Honduras. She currently lives in Qatar and works with the Doha Film Institute as a researcher on art films produced for the national museum.

Turtles are Always Home by Rawane Nassif