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Rooney Elmi is a culture writer and film programmer with a hyperfocus on nonfiction cinema. Her essays and interviews have been published in Film Comment, i-D, DAZED, Real Life Magazine, The FADER, Hyperallergic, among many others.
Interests in internationalism, cyber culture, and anti-capitalism lead to her brainchild,
, a annual print and digital movie magazine, geared toward curating a radical cinephilia. The self-published editorial has been read and housed around the world and remains one of the extremely rare, feminist print film publications in circulation.
Additionally, she’s the co-founder of NO EVIL EYE,a underground traveling micro-cinema that aims to redefine the creative and social parameters of non-metropolitian film scene(s) by curating an eclectic mix of films that vary in style and substance.
Elmi is currently gearing up to produce her debut documentary feature,
, alongside seven filmmakers from the U.S travel ban nations.
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