Ensan Films is an international platform dedicated to producing documentary films and investigations that put a focus on humanitarian, political, and social causes.

Ensan Films was founded in 2018 by award-winning journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Yousef Al Hosseini who believe that “An objective image is worth a thousand words”

Together the founders have a unique experience of covering conflict zones, the Arab revolutions, and the blowback in the Middle East after terrorist groups took control of vast regions in the area.

Ensan Films aims to build a bridge between the Arab region and the Western world through putting the focus on unique cases related to human rights, extremism, terrorism, racism, women’s rights, and the refugee crisis among others issues that do not get enough attention on mainstream media.

We believe in developing the craft of young filmmakers therefore journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Yousef Al Hosseini dedicate their vast experience to train and work with the youth from the inception of the idea, to the writing of the script, the filming until the projects are broadcast on the world’s most reputable TV stations.

Ensan Films founders

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is an Egyptian-Canadian award-winning journalist, war correspondent and author. Fahmy has worked extensively in the Middle East, North Africa, for CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera English.

He covered the Iraq War in 2003 for the Los Angeles Times and entered Iraq on the first day of the war from Kuwait. Upon completion of his one-year mission, he authored his first book, Baghdad Bound.

Fahmy spent the following two years reporting for Dubai Television, producing segments for a prime time television talk show focused on social issues in the Persian Gulf states

In 2007 he completed a one-year mission as a protection delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Lebanon, protecting the rights of political prisoners, refugees and the missing.

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In 2008 he set-up the Al Hurra TV office in the United Arab Emirates and managed some programs in Cairo and Dubai.

In 2011, he was honored with a Peabody Award along with the CNN team for the network’s coverage of the Arab Spring. He authored Egyptian Freedom Story. The book is a photo documentary of the January 25th revolution of 2011.

The following year he won the Tom Renner Investigative Reporting award for producing the CNN Freedom Project documentary series “Death in the Desert”.

For the first time, the series exposed the organized crime rings operating the illegal human trafficking of Sub-Saharan Africans to Israel through its Sinai border with Egypt.

The film was singled out from 450 entries

In 2015 he was a Columnist writing for the Toronto Star and worked as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

In 2016 he authored a book titled The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom. The book was adapted into a screenplay written by Michael Bronner.

He currently produces investigative documentary films and consults for different human rights organizations.

Fahmy was granted the following awards

The Canadian Commission World Press Freedom Award and a certificate from the UNESCO on World Press Freedom Day dated May 3, 2014.

Royal Television Journalism Judges’ Award announced in London in February 2015.

Australia’s Voltaire award for free speech in 2015.

International Association of Press Clubs Freedom of Speech Award in 2015.

Writers Union of Canada: Freedom to Read Award in 2016.

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association’s Liberty Awards for exceptional contributions to human rights and civil liberties in 2016.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is an Egyptian-Canadian award-winning journalist, war correspondent and author. Fahmy has worked extensively in the Middle East, North Africa, for CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera English.

He covered the Iraq War in 2003 for the Los Angeles Times and entered Iraq on the first day of the war from Kuwait. Upon completion of his one-year mission, he authored his first book, Baghdad Bound.

Fahmy spent the following two years reporting for Dubai Television, producing segments for a prime time television talk show focused on social issues in the Persian Gulf states

In 2007 he completed a one-year mission as a protection delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Lebanon, protecting the rights of political prisoners, refugees and the missing.

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In 2008 he set-up the Al Hurra TV office in the United Arab Emirates and managed some programs in Cairo and Dubai.

In 2011, he was honored with a Peabody Award along with the CNN team for the network’s coverage of the Arab Spring. He authored Egyptian Freedom Story. The book is a photo documentary of the January 25th revolution of 2011.

The following year he won the Tom Renner Investigative Reporting award for producing the CNN Freedom Project documentary series “Death in the Desert”.

For the first time, the series exposed the organized crime rings operating the illegal human trafficking of Sub-Saharan Africans to Israel through its Sinai border with Egypt.

The film was singled out from 450 entries

In 2015 he was a Columnist writing for the Toronto Star and worked as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

In 2016 he authored a book titled The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom. The book was adapted into a screenplay written by Michael Bronner.

He currently produces investigative documentary films and consults for different human rights organizations.

Fahmy was granted the following awards

The Canadian Commission World Press Freedom Award and a certificate from the UNESCO on World Press Freedom Day dated May 3, 2014.

Royal Television Journalism Judges’ Award announced in London in February 2015.

Australia’s Voltaire award for free speech in 2015.

International Association of Press Clubs Freedom of Speech Award in 2015.

Writers Union of Canada: Freedom to Read Award in 2016.

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association’s Liberty Awards for exceptional contributions to human rights and civil liberties in 2016.

Youssef Al Hosseiny

“Youssef Al Hosseiny” is an Egyptian Journalist and TV Host. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1997 and obtained an MA in International Economics from John Hopkins University in 2000 before working as a professor at the university.
In 1998 he began his career as a presenter at the Egyptian State TV for a period of nine years. At the peak of the privatization of the media in Egypt, he worked as an anchor in several Egyptian channels including Al Mehwar TV and the private channel owned by the Arab League.

Al Hosseiny worked at “Assaa” TV for two years hosting the morning show then the Arab and International press review program “Ink on Paper “and the main talk show of the channel.

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Youssef Al Hosseiny joined the first private radio station in Egypt “Nogoum FM “on 2004 as a presenter for its morning show then he got promoted to be the Programming Director for the station and Business Improvement Director.
Al Hosseiny wrote many articles analysing Egyptian and Middle Eastern affairs for regional newspaper including newspapers like (Rose AL Youssef, Assafir, Youm 7, AL Sabah and Al Watan)

When Al Hosseiny joined ON TV Channel during the Egyptian revolution in 2011, he followed a method this uncommon in Egypt when he personally filmed some of the television reports that broadcasted on his own show. A lot of the reports he filmed took place during violent clashes on the streets of Cairo during the January 25th revolution including Mohamed Mahmoud, and Abassia

clashes. He also covered many of the clashes that took place in Tahrir Square.

Youssef Al Hosseiny is the only Egyptian journalist who carried out a comprehensive coverage of the Syrian war through his presence in Aleppo during the shelling and he also reported from Damascus and Homs. He had interviewed the majority of the parties involved in the conflict such as members of the Al Nusra Front, ISIS, and soldiers from the Syrian army

Youssef al-Hosseiny, also covered the Libyan war and interviewed members of ISIS captured by the army.

Al Hosseiny produced two documentary films:
“The Organization” revealed the true face of the Muslim Brotherhood International franchise in London.

“The Emirate” documented the history of the Qatari Al Thani royal family and its ties to terrorist groups in the region.

He received the medal of the Palestinian state in 2014 that was awarded to him by President Mahmoud Abbas for the “exceptional effort of covering the cause of the Palestinian people and the issue of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.”

Mohamed Hefzy

President of the Cairo Film Festival

Mohamed Hefzy is an award-winning film producer and screenwriter. He wrote and produced Arabic blockbuster movies like “El Selm Wel Te3ban” “Tito” and ” Fatah 3aynak”. Hefzy founded Film Clinic, production house in Cairo in 2007 where he continues to personally mentor filmmakers and screenwriters in Egypt and the Middleast. In 2008 he produced “Waraket Shafra” and Zay ElNahrda”

In 2016 he produced Clash set just after the political turmoil and the June 30th revolution. The film is shot entirely in the confines of a police van containing Muslim Brotherhood members and pro-army supporters, as well as Christian prisoners and people belonging to neither of these factions.

Throughout the past ten years his international films have been screened at film festivals worldwide in Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Venice, Abu-Dhabi, Hollywood, London and Dubai. Most recently he was appointed as a jury member in the Venice Film Festival.

It was officially selected by the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was the opening film of the Festival’s Un Certain Regard section that year. It was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. It won the award for Best Film at the 2016 International Film Festival of Kerala.

Mohamed Hefzy

President of the Cairo Film Festival

Mohamed Hefzy is an award-winning film producer and screenwriter. He wrote and produced Arabic blockbuster movies like “El Selm Wel Te3ban” “Tito” and ” Fatah 3aynak”. Hefzy founded Film Clinic, production house in Cairo in 2007 where he continues to personally mentor filmmakers and screenwriters in Egypt and the Middleast. In 2008 he produced “Waraket Shafra” and Zay ElNahrda”

In 2016 he produced Clash set just after the political turmoil and the June 30th revolution. The film is shot entirely in the confines of a police van containing Muslim Brotherhood members and pro-army supporters, as well as Christian prisoners and people belonging to neither of these factions.

Throughout the past ten years his international films have been screened at film festivals worldwide in Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Venice, Abu-Dhabi, Hollywood, London and Dubai. Most recently he was appointed as a jury member in the Venice Film Festival.

It was officially selected by the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was the opening film of the Festival’s Un Certain Regard section that year. It was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. It won the award for Best Film at the 2016 International Film Festival of Kerala.

Ahmed Kamel

Dr. Ahmed Kamel is the CEO and founder of Innovation PR, a leading public relations and communications agency founded in Egypt since 2014.

He was the spokesman of his excellency Mr. Amre Moussa since 2012 and during his candidacy for the Egyptian presidency.

Kamel was the media advisor and spokesperson of the Egyptian ministry of Health and Population from 2013 to 2014.

He is accredited as a MB.Bch, M.Sc, MRCS, M.D and an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, a Neurosurgery Consultant in Dar Alfouad Hospitals, Air Forces Specialized Hospital, Sharm El Sheikh International Hospital and a member of the board of directors of Egyptian Ambulance Organization.

Mohamed Gameel

Mohamed Gameel started his career as a video editor at Nile TV news at the Egyptian State Television. He worked at various news channels such as Dream,
Al Ghad, and Suwatil. He edited many documentaries including ” My Name is Tahrir Square”, “Rafah A City on the Border” ” Eagles from Sinai” and a series of documentaries called ” June 30th, the Will of the People” Most recently he edited documentaries for Al Ghad station in Egypt called “Rohani Hostages”, “Al Mawlawia” “The Five Steps of ISIS” “Kidnapping Children” and “Counter-terrorism”

He edited a film directed and written by Mohamed Fahmy for ONTV titled “The State of Terrorism” and the “Island of Terrorism” – films that revealed how Qatar finances terrorist groups and how it uses Al Jazeer Media Network to support the agendas of the Muslim Brotherhood among other terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Al Nusra Front.

Mohamed Gameel

Mohamed Gameel started his career as a video editor at Nile TV news at the Egyptian State Television. He worked at various news channels such as Dream,
Al Ghad, and Suwatil. He edited many documentaries including ” My Name is Tahrir Square”, “Rafah A City on the Border” ” Eagles from Sinai” and a series of documentaries called ” June 30th, the Will of the People” Most recently he edited documentaries for Al Ghad station in Egypt called “Rohani Hostages”, “Al Mawlawia” “The Five Steps of ISIS” “Kidnapping Children” and “Counter-terrorism”

He edited a film directed and written by Mohamed Fahmy for ONTV titled “The State of Terrorism” and the “Island of Terrorism” – films that revealed how Qatar finances terrorist groups and how it uses Al Jazeer Media Network to support the agendas of the Muslim Brotherhood among other terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Al Nusra Front.