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 over 2 million views for its bold spotlight on street harassment in Egypt. 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. Colette's work has been highlighted on Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, Univision, and New York Daily News. She is also the co-founder of Mezcla Media Collective, a nonprofit organization that lifts up over 500 women and non-binary filmmakers of color in Chicago.