CHERIEN DABIS is a Palestinian-American filmmaker who graduated from Columbia with an MFA before making her first Amreeka (2009).
She began her life in politics and has said that she felt she could “reach more people through fiction than politics.”
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Filmmaker Cherien Dabis on her Arab-American ‘identity crisis’
Institute for Middle Eastern Understanding
FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):
Empire (TV Series) (1 episode)
– Time Shall Unfold (2016)
2013Not Another Word (Short)
2006Make a Wish (Short)
2005The D Word (multiple episodes)
2004Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother (Short)