About us

A. Schlaepfer
CH – Zürich



Managing Director Kairo, Egypt and North Iraq, Bagdad, Iraq
Dipl. Director, Producer

Languages: German, Arabic, English

Director's Biography

Director Aida Schlaepfer was born in Baghdad to a Lebanese mother and an Iraqi father, and spent her childhood living between her parents’ homelands. At the age of 20, she moved to Europe, where she studied German for several years before eventually settling in Switzerland. Always interested in film and arts despite having been graduate as an accountant and business manager, Aida earned a degree in Art and Media Design at F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign in Zurich. In 2003, she moved to Egypt to attend the High Cinema Institute at the prestigious Academy of Arts in Cairo, earning a post-graduate diploma in Film Directing.

Aida has several films and advertisements to her credit, including “Shadow Black and White” (2001) Video, “Silent Screening inside a Woman” (2002) Video, “East and West Dancing” (2003) Video, “Marionette” (2005) 35mm, educational film created in 2006 for the German School in Cairo, “Gangs of Baghdad”(2007)HD Doc., “Homeland” (2010) DVC Doc., “Ana Esmy Mwaten Masry, my name is Egyption Citizens” HD Egypt Doc (2011), “To be we also want to be” HD Swiss Doc. (2013), “NouN” Iraq Doc.(2015).