Egyptian movie director who was prominent in the 1980s, particularly for his 1985 film El Zamar.
He made his directorial debut with the 1982 film Sawak al-utubis.
His 1985 film El Zamar received much acclaim and attention at the Moscow Film Festival.
His father died when he was young, leaving him to be raised by a single mother.
He directed films during the same era as American icon Steven Spielberg.