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Jihan Hafiz is an award-winning independent journalist and documentary filmmaker. Over the past seven years, she has covered some of the world's biggest news events in Latin America, the Middle East and austerity-stricken countries in Europe. She has filmed documentaries in Rwanda, Brazil, Egypt and the Turkish/Syrian border and embedded herself on a flotilla to Gaza. She co-directed "Benghazi Rising" which was nominated for a Rory Peck Award as best documentary in 2011 and won an Emmy in 2013 as a sound recordist for the HBO film about the Egyptian revolution "In Tahrir Square." In 2015, her film 'Fists Up! Fight Back! won a National Association of Black Journalists award for television feature for Al Jazeera America. She is based between Brazil and the Middle East and is fluent in Egyptian Arabic, English and Brazilian Portuguese.