Khadija is Yemen’s first woman filmmaker, and has made some over 25 documentaries for various TV stations in France and Yemen and received several awards at various film festivals worldwide. With Charles Hoots, she has written a book, “The Tears of Sheba,” about her experiences growing up in Yemen. She also wrote the book Nada “la rose de matin”. She occupied until 2012 the post of Press Counselor and Director of the Communication and Cultural Center at the Embassy of Yemen in Paris.
Among the awards she received: The Knight of the Order of Arts & Letters awarded by the French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand. Inspiring woman, chosen by the Mosaic Foundation (Washington D.C. Medal of Honor rank of Knight (Chevalier) awarded by the French President Jacques Chirac.
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