From NU-Q to Cannes

Class of 2018 Rawan Al-Nassiri talked to The Gulf Times about her ongoing trip to the Cannes Film Festival in France, where she will be taking filmmaking workshops. 

Below is an excerpt:

"Award-winning filmmaker and Qatar Foundation (QF) graduate Rawan al-Nassiri learned early on during her time at Northwestern University at Qatar (NU-Q) that “if an idea doesn’t scare you a bit, it’s probably not worth pursuing.”

“Studying at QF has given me the confidence to not be afraid to leave my comfort zone,” said Rawan. “I got involved in so many projects and worked with so many different people at NU-Q that I quickly realised it’s good to step away from that with which you’re comfortable.

Today, I can thank my professors, and also my mom, for helping me to not be afraid to pursue big ideas.”

Rawan, who is set to graduate with a BSc degree in Communication from NU-Q in Education City, is due to travel to the Cannes Film Festival in France this month, where her short documentary, Treasures of the Past, which she co-directed with fellow NU-Q student Nada Bedair, has been selected as part of the Cannes Short Film Corner."

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