Born in Aleppo and raised in Dubai, Teyama Alkamli is currently a proud Torontonian. Her visually tender and deeply human work deals predominantly with issues of identity, sexuality, displacement and migration. Alkamli’s short films have screened at festivals worldwide, including Doclisboa and FECIBogotá. She is an alumna of DocNomads, the European Mobile Film School, and the Hot Docs Emerging Filmmaker Lab. Currently Alkamli is co-directing the documentary feature, Hockey Mom, which is supported by CBC Docs POV, and developing her narrative feature debut, My Name is Jala.