Najwa Najjar is a Palestinian writer/director. She received her BA in Political Science and Economy, and her MA in Film and Video Production (USA). Since 2000, she has worked on both documentary and feature films. In 2009, she directed her award-winning critically acclaimed debut feature film Pomegranates and Myrrh (2009), followed by her second award winning film: Eyes of a Thief, which earned the award for Best Actor at the Cairo International Film Festival and was Palestine's official submission for the Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Film category in and the Golden Globe Awards. Between Heaven and Earth is her latest project. Najwa is also a guest speaker in several panel discussions and was on several international film festival juries, as well as a reader for the Rawi Screenwriters Lab and Sundance Screenwriters Lab.