Layla is an Arab-British interdisciplinary artist and social justice activist from London. Whatever the form the work takes, she is driven by asking radical questions about ourselves and about the societies we live in. Much of her work experiments with combining artforms to create bold new narratives, aiming to shift the culture of storytelling in the UK.
mosaic is created as the finale of her time on the Sour Lemons "Making Lemonade" programme.
Eleanor Nawal is an actor and writer from London. Much of her work explores SWANA+ identity, especially her own Coptic Egyptian identity. She is a frequent collaborator with director and dramaturg Layla Madanat, which began with Eleanor’s self written solo show Half/نص.
Sofia Wrazen (née El Harifi) is a radio broadcaster, DJ, filmmaker and writer based in London and Manchester. Born in Wembley to a Polish Mother and Moroccan Father, her childhood was a hotchpotch of cultures which often found themselves in tension with one another rather than harmony.
Her first film documented her grandmother’s tumultuous journey to Britain as a child refugee whilst her recent projects have focused on imagined futures and grassroots organising. After completing a dissertation on the relationship between sound and emotions, she developed an interest in spatial approaches to music.
Jeremy Rieder is a Swiss-French filmmaker based in London. Born in the multicultural city of Geneva, he studied computer science and spent a year in Barcelona before deciding to train as a filmmaker in New York. He then settled in the UK where he’s been working in the TV industry for over 3 years, with credits in production and development for some of the main production companies and channels.
Using his passion for filmmaking and the arts, he aims to produce work educating and raising awareness on social and environmental issues.
Arwa Alfailkawi, Bushra Ferjani, Kareem Madanat, Leila Nashef, Marie-Teresa Hanna, Michel Ghaleb, Mouna Madanat, Nadine Al-Saleh, Riwa Saab, Sarah Aghar, Sarah Al Qaoud, Sofia Wrazen, Sophia Mehdaoua, Tareq Madanat, Zayna Madanat for their stories, footage, generosity and honesty.