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40 Women to Watch 2019: Aouatef Khelloqi highlights the lives of marginalized people through her films


Aouatef Khelloqi

Aouatef Khelloqi is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Photographer and director Aouatef Khelloqi is the founder of Mdaif’IN which works to promote the social inclusion of women in rural areas in Africa through a web documentary series that highlights their situation and a program to promote Digital Literacy.  

Khelloqi is the creator of two documentaries, The Stateless Rohingyas and A Journey with Uyghur Women. She was a 2018 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow in Cross Cultural Leadership and Innovative Entrepreneurship.