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Ruba Nadda

Ruba Nadda is an internationally and critically acclaimed writer, director and producer living in Toronto. She has written and directed 17 films which include: Cairo Time (2009); Sabah (2005); Aadan (2004); Unsettled (2001); and I always come to you (2000); Blue turning Grey over you (1999), Black September (1999), I would suffer cold hands for ... See full bio »

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Cairo Time
Cairo Time Director
Sabah Director
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 2017 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Under Siege (2017)
 2016 This Life (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Joyride (2016)
- Intervention (2016)
- Scanxiety (2016)
 2016 Killjoys (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Schooled (2016)
 2014 October Gale
 2012 Inescapable
 2009 Cairo Time
 2005 Sabah
 2004 Aadan (Short)
 2001 Unsettled
 2000 Black September (Short)
 1999 Laila (Short)
 1999 Slut (Short)
 1998 So Far Gone (Short)
 1997 Do Nothing (Short)
 1997 Interstate Love Story (Short)
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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[Inspiration for Cairo Time (2009)] My parents, when I was sixteen, took the family and I on a visit to Cairo, and it was just... I found the city to be magical. It was just beautiful, it was ancient, it had so much history, it left a visual imprint on my brain, and I thought I had to set a story in this beautiful, beautiful city. See more »


Was almost arrested by Egyptian police shooting 2nd unit with her DP and 2nd unit crew. See more »


Frequently creates love stories between a Muslim and a non-Muslim See more »


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