Leen Alfaisal is a Dubai-based video producer and camerawoman working at CNN International. Alfaisal graduated with honors from the American University in Dubai, with a major in journalism and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies and documentary film. The Borrowed Dress is her first venture into feature documentary directing. She directed her first short documentary film, Without a Frame, during university, which made it to the final selection of the Original Narrative Student Short Film Festival in Dubai and Arab Short Film Festival in Beirut. The film discusses topics Leen is particularity passionate about, like feminism, gender equality, and homosexuality.