Winner Fatima Al Dhaheri

Fatima Al Dhaheri

United Arab Emirates

Winner Fatima Al Dhaheri

Fatima Al Dhaheri has started her media career working at twofour54 in Abu Dhabi.  With a strong belief that experience is the best education, she applied for Arab Film Studio to develop and grow her existing filmmaking talents.

With a desire to create movies that will appeal to audiences across the world, Fatima is currently exploring themes of phobia within her films.

“Often people cannot determine why they have certain phobias.  Film provides a unique medium to explore and tell these stories.”

The inspiration for her final short film ‘Something Called Fear’ is the phobia of feet.

“For many years I have been fascinated by feet and did not necessarily know why.  I believe a person’s feet tells a story about them.”

Having now completed the AFS program, Fatima believes one of the most useful tools she has discovered is to think smart.

“I’ve learned that when faced with obstacles, there is always an alternative solution.”