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Eggdancer Productions, Co-Founder

Danya Alhamrani is the Co-Founder of Eggdancer Productions, an independent film production company based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2006 she and her business partner, Dania Nassief, became the first women in Saudi Arabia to own and manage a production company.

For over a decade, she has worked on projects ranging from documentaries to cooking shows. She has produced content for international broadcasters (“Tropic of Cancer” and “The River Flows Westward” for BBC, “The Land of 1001 Nights” for ZDF). She has also directed content for regional broadcast (“Akla wa Hikaya” for Saudi TV and “Fattabiouni” for Iqra).

Her most recent project, “A Silent Revolution”, is a feature-length documentary that highlights the stories of pioneering Saudi women. The film chronicles the changing social landscape of Saudi Arabia through stories of the Kingdom’s most influential women of the past fifty years.

She is currently in development for a film about Saudi women and their cats and producing “Pillars” an interactive online experience reflecting the beliefs and practices of Muslims around the world.

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