Mish Mankoosha

“Mish Mankoosha” explores the role hair plays in society, in our self-image and, more importantly, in our relationship to our
mothers especially in this part of the world. Looking at the development of the natural hair movement in Egypt and the Arab world, we get an intimate look into how this is perceived from different generations as the director talks to her mother about their personal journeys with hair.

  • Amira Salah Ahmed
  • Amira Salah Ahmed
    Key Cast
  • Mark Hanna
    Director of Photography
  • Elissa Freiha
    Executive Producers
  • Amira Salah Ahmed
    Executive Producers
  • Farida Fawzy
    Story Producers
  • Aisha Amin
    Story Producers
  • Hedayat Reda
    Story Producers
  • Amira Salah Ahmed
  • Hadi Gaafar
    Production Manager
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
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  • Language:
    Arabic, English
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Director Biography - Amira Salah Ahmed

Amira is a Cairo-based director, producer, writer, editor and former journalist who has worked in the media space for the past 20 years. As Womena’s Chief Media Officer and Executive Producer, Amira has been leading the team on editorial, production, monetization and growth strategy since 2018, pivoting the company to focus on impact-driven media and storytelling with a feminist lens. She has more than 15 years of previous experience as a journalist, editor and media entrepreneur in Egypt (co-founder of Mada Masr, founding editor of Business Forward), as well as being the co-author of a book titled ‘Tahrir Memoirs" published in Arabic and Italian.

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