Zaina Bseiso is a film director, producer, and curator working primarily in documentary and experimental cinema. Her work explores the relationship between the materialities of place and issues of memory, surveillance, corporeality, and nationalism. She received her Master’s degree in Film and Video from California Institute of the Arts. Bseiso is based between Los Angeles and Kansas City where she teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute and CalArts. Her practice mainly traverses among Egypt, Palestine, Cuba, Mexico, and the US. She is also co-founder of Bahía Colectiva, a community of filmmakers that collaborate in practice and curation.