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Sanaa Seif

Egyptian Filmmaker & Activist

Sanaa Seif is a British-Egyptian filmmaker, producer, and political activist. She’s been imprisoned three times under the Sisi regime — most recently from 2020 to 2021 — after being abducted by security forces as she tried to get a letter to her imprisoned brother, writer Alaa Abd el-Fattah. She leads the international campaign for her brother’s freedom. Her efforts have led to world leaders, elected officials, and hundreds of cultural figures in joining the call to #FreeAlaa.

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