Jerusalem-born filmmaker Mahasen Nasser-Eldin tells stories of resistance and resilience, crafting carefully researched and scripted narratives that restore new life to forgotten figures and celebrate those on the margins of society. A meticulous researcher, Mahasen specializes in reconstructing historical narratives using audio and visual archives. Her films have screened at local and international festivals. Her last film Restored Pictures follows Karimeh Abbud, the early 20th century female photographer in the Arab World. Mahasen holds a master's degree in filmmaking from Goldsmiths College, London. She currently teaches film at Bethlehem's Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture.