Abu Bakr Shawky is an Egyptian-Austrian filmmaker born in Cairo in 1985. He graduated from the Cairo Cinema Institute and the American University in Cairo in 2010. His documentaries “The Colony”, “Martyr Friday” and “Things I Heard on Wednesdays” have been awarded at festivals worldwide. In 2009, he documented Tokyo’s generational gap in “Chu-gi”, produced by The Japan Foundation. In 2010, he directed “The Road to Atalia” for the International Organization of Migration, examining the issue of illegal immigration from Egypt to Italy.