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Racha Najdi

Racha Najdi

Lebanon

Production

TFL

Interchange Participant 2013

biography

Racha Najdi is a producer in the fields of cinema and music. Most recently, she worked with Wika (Cairo) on the production and distribution of Nadine Khan’s first feature film Harag w Marag (Chaos and Disorder, 2011) which won the special jury award at the Dubai Film Festival in 2012.

From 2011-2012 she was manager of the Express Fund at the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), a competitive program providing one-year of funding to artists from the Arab World in support of projects inspired by the Arab Spring.

Najdi studied Public Relations and Advertising at the Lebanese University in Beirut and in 2009 obtained a Masters in Cultural Management and International Cooperation from the University of Barcelona.

Between 2003 and 2007 she coordinated numerous workshops on topics ranging from photography to cartoon film making, to documentary film making. She helped organize the film festivals Palestine in New Cinema (2002-2004) and Children of the Margin Create their own World (2001, 2003, 2005), both held in Beirut.

Najdi has contributed production work to several short movies and documentaries including Mamalaket al-Nisaa’ (Kingdom of Women, 2010). She has also worked as producer for Russiyya Al-Yawm (Russia Today Arabic, 2007) as well as for the TV program A’ailati (Future TV, 2005-2006).