Shahi Derky (b.1997, in Damascus, Syria) left Syria in 2012 to live in Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey and then France. She graduated with a BA in linguistics and literature from the University of Lyon II in 2018. At the moment, she is undergoing an MA in critical theory, translation and literal representation in cinema. Her research investigates the political, linguistic and artistic powers in Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language. Shahi has curiosity and passion for cinematic storytelling and cinematography. She is interested in mixing languages, memory, and humane experiences within the moving image.