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  • Jihan Kikhia, Director/Producer

A middle aged woman looking ahead

About the Project

A daughter explores the disappearance of her father, a former Libyan Foreign Minister and peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi, and pieces together her mother's 19-year perilous journey through a political labyrinth to find him.

Jihan Kikhia, Director/Producer

Jihan “Jiji” Kikhia is directing, writing, and producing her first film Searching for Kikhia a story about her Libyan father's disappearance and her Syrian mother's 19-year search to find him. Jiji received her BA in International and Comparative Politics with a concentration in Human Rights, Development, Philosophy, and International Law at the American University of Paris. She obtained her MA at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a focus on art education, body ornamentation, and healing arts. In 2015, Jiji’s body painting project & exhibit “Painted Stories, Spirited Bodies” was recognized as excellent student work in NYU’s Confluence online magazine. In 2012, her article “Libya, My father, and I” was published in Kalimat Magazine: Arab Thought and Culture. She is committed to discovering and nurturing the different ways in which humanitarian aid and the healing arts merge, and how the creative process can be a vehicle for freedom and empowerment.