Director/Producer
Colette Ghunim
Project Advisors
Dan Rybicky
Consulting Editor
Rabab Haj Yahya
Associate Producer
Carina Nieto
Outreach Coordinator
Lena El Meligy

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.

Dan Rybicky

Dan Rybicky is an award-winning filmmaker and tenured professor in the Cinema and Television Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago. He produced and co-directed ITVS/Kartemquin Films' critically-acclaimed feature documentary Almost There, which screened at over thirty festivals before being distributed theatrically, digitally, and on public television in 2016.