Jehane Noujaim

Jehane Noujaim
  • Director
    Noujaim Films

Jehane Noujaim is a cinematographer, executive producer, editor and director. Her documentary “Control Room”, about Arab journalists covering the invasion of Iraq, has received rave reviews from critics for capturing the complexity of American-Arab relations and the different perspectives from which the two cultures observe the same events. She has worked in both the Middle East and the USA as a director and cinematographer on various documentaries including “Born Rich” (Jamie Johnson), “Only the Strong Survive” (Miramax Films) and “Down from the Mountain” (Cohen Brothers). Noujaim left her producing job at MTV to produce and direct “Startup.com” in association with Pennebaker Hedgedus Films. The feature length, highly acclaimed documentary has won numerous distinguished awards including the DGA (Directors Guild of America) and IDA (International Documentary Association) Awards for best documentary. At MTV News and Documentary division, she was a producer for the documentary series, “Unfiltered”. Noujaim graduated in Visual Arts and Philosophy from Harvard University.