Sally El Hosaini

Sally El Hosaini is a Welsh-Egyptian film director and screenwriter.  She was born in Swansea, of Egyptian Welsh parentage, and raised in Cairo, Egypt.  She attended Atlantic College and went on to read Arabic with Middle Eastern Studies at Durham University.  Before making films she taught English Literature at a girls’ school in Sana’a, Yemen and worked for Amnesty International.  She lives in Hackney, London.  Her debut feature film ‘My Brother the Devil’ won many international awards, including at the 2013 Evening Standard Film Awards, 2012 Sundance Film Festival, 2012 Berlin International Film Festival and 2012 BFI London Film Festival Awards.


  • The Fifth Bowl Writer/Director Short Film 2008
  • Henna Night Writer/Director Short Film 2009
  • Camelia Writer Feature Film 2011
  • My Brother the Devil Writer/Director Feature Film 2013
  • Babylon Director Television Series 2014

DVD (2013)

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