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Meet Donnya Zidan, a story-driven director whose Dutch and Egyptian roots infuse her work with an irresistible charm. With her background in acting, she has a unique ability to connect with her actors, guiding them to bring out the best in each individual.
Donnya’s mixed upbringing has equipped her with an innate understanding of diverse worlds, making her a natural at connecting with a wide range of audiences. She loves exploring the minds of her characters, crafting their adventures to feel as real as a pinch on the cheek. Her uncanny ability to step into their shoes ensures that everyone watching feels completely immersed in the story.

In her debut at the prestigious Netherlands Film Festival in 2023, Donnya made waves with "Iskander," a 15-minute science fiction drama shot against the backdrop of the groovy '70s in both the Netherlands and Egypt. Having both written and directed this short film, she effortlessly intertwines reality with a touch of enchantment, inviting audiences on a mesmerizing escapade. 
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