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Ruba Nadda

Ruba Nadda was born in Montreal to a Palestinian mother and Syrian-born father.  Now based in Toronto, she is best known as a filmmaker who explores Arab and Arab-Canadian experiences.  Her short stories have appeared in a selection of literary journals and she has prepared at least one manuscript of short stories that has yet to find a publisher.  Her feature length films include I Always Come to You, Sabah, Cairo Time, Inescapable, and October Gale.

Anthologies (Short stories)

 “Daughter of Palestine” (excerpts)

In Voices in the Desert: An Anthology of Arabic-Canadian Women Writers, ed. Elizabeth Dahab. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2002, 117-129.
PS8235 .W7 V66 2002


Selected Criticism and Interpretation


Ruba Nadda page on IMDb website

Ruba Nadda profile — Directors Guild of Canada, Ontario

Film distributor Mongrel Media