Dr. Nezar Andary is filmmaker, scholar, and film curator. His award-winning film, Unlocking Doors of Cinema (2020) screened in over 20 festivals. Recently, curated the film program Oasis (Paradox) for 2022 as the artistic director of the Al Sidr Environmental Film Festival. He is widely published and currently co-edits a books series for Palgrave entitled Focus on Arab Cinema. Until 2020, he taught literature and humanities at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi where he was a Dean of Research and Outreach. In UAE, he directed a documentary theatre play, entitled Memories of Childhood (2017). Currently, he is writing two film projects entitled No Barking and The Guilt Project. Also, he continues as creative executive and head mentor for Arab Film Studio documentary program helping produce over 20 short films.