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Ruba Nadda

Jesse Szymanski | January 27, 2021

Ruba Nadda is a Canadian writer, director and producer. She has written and directed 17 films, including Cairo Time, Sabah, Aadan and Unsettled. Her film Cairo Time won the Best Canadian Feature Film award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and was Best Reviewed Romance on Rotten Tomatoes for 2010. She also made several award-winning short films, including Lost Woman Story, Interstate Love Story and So Far Gone.

Ruba attended New York's Tisch School of the Arts in the Film Production program. Upon graduation and her return to Toronto, she immediately began her prolific filmmaking career. Her 13 short films have been shown in over 500 film festivals in 5 years. She has had over 20 retrospectives of her work shown in numerous cities, including: Princeton University, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Vienna, Wurzburg, Austin and many more.

"I want people to feel something in the pit of their stomach. I want my movies, especially the ending, to stay with people long after the credits have rolled." - Ruba Nadda

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