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Mai Iskander

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Mai Iskander
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338 Prospect Place #4G
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Mai Iskander brings an authentic, positive, inclusive voice to her stories, particularly those about women and people of color. Her heartfelt, cinematic world view immerses audiences in important social and cultural narratives. Mai’s feature documentary, Garbage Dreams, garnered 26 international awards, as well as a DGA Best Documentary nomination, and was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Her next documentary, Words of Witness, funded by the MacArthur Foundation and the Sundance Institute, premiered at the Berlinale and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Naked Ambition, Mai’s recently-released short narrative film, has already won multiple awards.

Mai’s cinematography has what the Los Angeles Times calls a “you-are-there vitality,” and has been profiled in ARRI’s centennial website and companion book 100 Years of Arri.

Her innate empathetic approach and visual signature led to a successful foray into commercial direction for clients that include Apple, Liberty Mutual, Kate Spade, and Whirlpool. Mai’s “Care Counts” campaign for Whirlpool was awarded the Grand Prix, a Gold Lion, and two Bronze Lions at the Cannes Festival. The campaign also won the AICP Next Cause Marketing award, a D&AD Impact Awards White Pencil, a Gold and Silver Pencil at the One Show, and two Silver Effies.

Mai speaks English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Czech.

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