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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
Do Nothing
Do Nothing Director
NCIS: Los Angeles
Elisabeth Director


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 2017-2018 Frankie Drake Mysteries (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (2018)
- Dealer's Choice (2018)
- Emancipation Day (2018)
- Radio Daze (2018)
- The Last Dance (2018)
 2017-2018 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- All is Bright (2017)
- Golden Days (2017)
- Under Siege (2017)
 2018 Taken (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Carapace (2018)
 2018 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2017 Valor (TV Series) (1 episode)
- I Got Your Six (2017)
 2016-2017 Killjoys (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Schooled (2016)
 2016 This Life (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Joyride (2016)
- Intervention (2016)
- Scanxiety (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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[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 »


Her sister, Fadia, shot the behind the scenes documentary and helped 2nd AD. See more »


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


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