Weaam Williams is a screen-writer, director, poet and actress who has found her voice as a woman and activist using cinema. She is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with poetry, music and film. Her directorial debut, Hip-Hop Revolution, had its international Premiere at Silverdocs in 2007 and won the Best Edited Film Award at NYC Reel Sisters Film Festival in 2008, and has been broadcasted in 28 countries. Weaam undertook her last released documentary film, District Six Rising from the Dust in 2013 and completed it in 2019. The film awoke an understanding of inter-generational pain and dispossession and won an Award of Excellence from the Scandinavian International Film Festival and a Florence Film Award for Best Original story.
Her most recent project Two Hues is a short narrative film which looks at the ambiguous identity of Muslim women living in a western context, and the duality of patriarchy. It won Best Short Film at Beyond The Curve International Film Festival (2021) and is currently being developed into a feature. Weaam is passionate about tangible transformation both as an artist and activist.