Tipped off by proud Mom (Blanca Hamri), I watched her daughter Sanaa on CNN, and then sent the following flash message ("Must-See: Tanjawia-American on CNN") last Sunday morning to the more than 400 people on the TALIM mailing list:
I'll be brief: Moroccan – American film director Sanaa Hamri, daughter of Blanca Hamri (formerly of the American School of Tangier) and artist Mohammed Hamri, has made a successful career in New York and Hollywood as a director of music videos, TV programs, and films.
She's profiled on CNN's weekly "African Voices," which is shown at the following times. If you miss seeing it today Sunday or tomorrow Monday, you can probably watch the episode on the program's website. The program is shown at the following times (deleted, as it's now online).Check this out, no kidding. It's a full 30 minutes of Tangier & a great Moroccan-American. Sanaa is highly intelligent, successful-but-not-a-braggart, an example of what this rich multicultural city and a pair of spunky and talented parents can produce.
"African Voices" appears to be only be broadcast on CNN International, therefore only outside the US. But if you wait a couple of days, you will be able to see it on the CNN website at this link; look for "Watch Previous Shows."
Sanaa (and Blanca) provide some great lines, including "AST was the ticket… education was a great gift…"