Jehane Noujaim is a filmmaker and founder of Pangea Day - a four-hour live global broadcast that briefly united the world through the power of film. Noujaim was raised in Cairo, Egypt where she began her career as a photographer. Following a B.A. in Film and Philosophy at Harvard, she was awarded the Gardiner fellowship under which she directed Mokattam (1998). Noujaim went on to produce and direct Startup.com (2001) in association with Pennebaker Hegedus Films and Control Room (2004). She has worked in both in the U.S. and the Middle East. She was co-director on Egypt: We Are Watching You (2007), which premiered as one of the ten films in the "Why Democracy?" series focusing on contemporary democracy around the globe. Noujaim has also worked as a cinematographer on Born Rich (2003), Only the Strong Survive (2002), and Down from the Mountain (2002), and as executive producer on Encounter Point (2006) and Budrus (currently in release).