Tahani Rached

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Tahani Rached
Born (1947-05-16) May 16, 1947 (age 72)
Years active1973-present

Tahani Rached is a Canadian-Egyptian documentary filmmaker. She is best known for her work Four Women of Egypt. She has directed more than 20 documentary films in her career.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Tahani Rached was born on May 16, 1947 in Cairo, Egypt. In 1966, she moved to Montreal to pursue painting. She was a student at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal where she studied painting for two years.[1] She became more involved with the community and thus, turned to filmmaking.[2]

She was hired as a staff filmmaker by Canada's National Film Board in 1981. Rached however, left the Film Board in 2004 to return to Egypt to make films. [3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b Hillauer, Rebecca (2005). Encyclopedia of Arab women filmmakers. Cairo, Egypt: American University in Cairo Press. ISBN 9789774249433. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ Hottell, Ruth; Pallister, Janis (2005). French-speaking women documentarians : a guide. New York: P.Lang. ISBN 9780820476148. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Tahani Rached, a committed filmmaker". National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 18 December 2015.

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