Raed Alsemari is a filmmaker from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He’s currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His short film Dunya’s Day premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for International Fiction.
Before pursuing his MFA in Filmmaking at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Alsemari completed his BA in History and Literature at Harvard University with a focus on Postcolonial Studies.
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