Born in Beirut, Joyce A. Nashawati grew up in Athens, Accra and Kuwait City. After studying cinema in the UK, she settled in Paris. She directed three short films that received a mention at festivals before shooting her first feature Blind Sun, a dystopian thriller selected among others at Toronto (best photography), Sitges, Thessaloniki (Fipresci), Neuchâtel and Fantasporto (best actor).