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Sally El Hosaini: A fresh new perspective

The young film-maker Sally El Hosaini made a splash with her first film, My Brother the Devil. Tom Brook meets the woman being hailed as a groundbreaking voice in cinema.

Sally El Hosaini is a distinct new voice in British cinema. She made a big impact with her first feature, My Brother the Devil, which played at dozens of film festivals around the world.

With roots in both Britain and the Arab world – she is routinely described as a "Welsh-Egyptian filmmaker" – and her cinema displays a fresh new perspective.

My Brother the Devil is set on a tough housing estate in Hackney in London and follows the relationship between two Arab brothers.

Sally El Hosaini was determined to break new ground by going against stereotypes. She speaks to Tom Brook about the whirlwind experience of success and her plans for the future.

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