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Yossera Bouchtia

Assistant Professor

Yossera Bouchtia

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Yossera Bouchtia is a Moroccan-American filmmaker whose unique approach to storytelling sheds light on communities that enlighten and enrich our society. Her film work has explored the role of culture in shaping identity and has been featured in The Huffington Post, Jezebel, and Morocco World News. Most recently, she directed a Sloan Produced film on the life and work of Astrotnomist Vera Rubin. She has created character-driven videos for Animal New York and was the Film Editor for ‘Skinningrove,’ a short film that won the Sundance 2013 Short Film Jury Award for Non-Fiction. Yossera received her MFA Film from Columbia University in May 2019 and holds two degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Cinema and Psychology.

Her additional credits include:

  • Thesis Film screening Into the Void at Columbia University Film Festival
  • 2018 Sloan Production Grant Winner. Director of ‘Into the Void’ – Biopic on scientist Vera Rubin.
  • La Femis Cinematography Master Class/Workshop
  • Guest Speaker at Sarah Lawrence College, NY. Class: “Maghrebi Cinema: From Independence to the Arab Spring,” November 16th, 2017.