Maysoon Pachachi

Maysoon Pachachi is a London-based filmmaker of Iraqi origin. She was educated in Iraq, the USA and the UK. She studied Philosophy at University College London (BA) and then filmmaking at the London Film School. She was for many years a documentary and drama film editor in the UK, and has worked since 1994 as an independent documentary film director, mainly making films in, and about, the Middle East. Maysoon has also taught film directing and editing in Britain and Palestine (in Jerusalem, Gaza and at Birzeit University). In 2004, with her colleague, Iraqi filmmaker, Kasim Abid, she co-founded the Independent Film & Television College, a free-of-charge film-training center in Baghdad, whose students have now produced 17 short documentary films, shown at festivals and screenings internationally and within Iraq at a travelling festival. 'Another Day in Baghdad' is her first feature film.