Inas El Degheidy


About Inas

Inas El Degheidi was born on March 10, 1953 in Cairo where she later studied film at the Higher Film Institute. She assisted in more than forty films by renowned Egyptian directors. Her films deal with current social problems facing society such as drug abuse, juvenile crime, AIDS, homosexuality, sexual abuse, virginity & premarital pregnancy. For this she has received death threats from Islamic militants. Despite these socially critical themes, the film aesthetics of Inas El Degheidi serve the taste of mainstream Egyptian audiences. She is one of today's most successful female commercial directors in Egypt & has also been producing her own films several years.


From Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmmakers book