H ind Shoufani is a Palestinian-American filmmaker, writer & poet. Her work spans 25 years as a director, producer, editor of both video & the written word, poetry performer, event organizer & host, researcher, English/Arabic translator, bilingual prose writer & university professor. Recently, she won a BAFTA & an Oscar nomination for the film “The Present” & her latest documentary, “Heavy Metal”, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2023. Her first feature film “Trip Along Exodus” screened in over 30 countries & won awards.
Hind is a Fulbright scholar from Jordan, with an MFA in film from The Tisch School Of The Arts at New York University. She also attended the International Writing Program at Iowa University.
She has channeled all the influences that living in Damascus, Amman, Beirut, NYC & Dubai have woven into her upbringing, values & style, while celebrating her ancestral Palestinian identity at the center of her expression.
Born in Sidon, a city built to honor the divine feminine, Hind is a committed storyteller. She anchors the personal/collective memory of her rich ecosystems in literary & visual pieces, reinforcing the belief that we must reclaim & protect our truth, histories, & dreams–– as dispossessed people, Arab women, & uncensored artists.
Currently based between New York & Dubai, she is in post production on her second feature film “They Planted Strange Trees”, while working as a freelance creative with various institutions, NGO’s, corporations & museums.
Hind is proud to have forged poetic communities & platforms for live performance across different cities, & she continues to write & read & publish while finishing her first long memoir, written over the past two years.
As she tends to new plants & memories in Brooklyn, she is greatly looking forward to all the beautiful work that is yet to be accomplished, on both sides of the world.