Colette Ghunim

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Colette Ghunim’s passion lies at the cross section of social impact and visual storytelling.

Her first documentary, The People’s Girls, received worldwide attention for its bold spotlight on Egypt’s issue of sexual harassment. With recognition by major international outlets, The People’s Girls trailer enticed over 2 millions views. She is currently working on Traces of Home, her first feature-length film documenting her journey back to Mexico and Palestine to locate her parents' original homes, which they were forced to leave decades ago. She is also the co-founder of Mezcla Media Collective, a nonprofit organization to support women of color in film in Chicago.

Colette strives to be a changemaker for communities worldwide, documenting powerful stories of individuals that often go unnoticed.