Nujoom Alghanem is an Emirati poet, scriptwriter and film director. She was one of the founding members of the Emirates Writers’ Union in 1984. She has published eight poetry collections in Arabic and her work has been translated into many languages, including English, French, Spanish, Turkish and Hindi. Nujoom’s films have won over 40 regional and international prizes. In 2019, she was the solo artist of the UAE National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2010, she co-founded Nahar Productions, a film production company based in Dubai. Since then, alongside her artistic endeavors, she has worked as a professional trainer in filmmaking and creative writing and as a cultural consultant.