Cinema has failed Arab women and refugees. It’s time things changed

Cinema has failed Arab women and refugees. It’s time things changed

When I was a child, I used to write and hide secret letters to the archeologists of the future. In them, I’d describe my life and the world around me; a window into a specific moment captured for ever in a time capsule. Now, happily, I do that professionally. I was born in Swansea, the daughter of a Welsh mother and an Egyptian father. When I was a few weeks old I was taken to Cairo, which is where my …