Manal Khaled is an Egyptian filmmaker who studied Philosophy at the University of Alexandria. She worked as an assistant director at Misr International Film. In addition, she has vast experience working with award winning directors, including: Saad Hendawi, Kamla Abou Zekri, Hani Khalifa and Mohamed Ali. She also attended several master classes and workshops on filmmaking, screenwriting and film criticism. Most recently, she has finished shooting her feminist long documentary film An Hour or so with the American director Adolfo Martinez.