Born in 1979 in Lebanon, Rania Rafei has a diploma in audiovisual and cinema studies from the Lebanese academy of fine arts (ALBA). She wrote and directed short movies "harissa Texas" in 2004, "The dish" and "Manchette" in 2005. She made four videos "Smoking kills", "Minimum precautions", "The four seasons: summer 2006" and "Brain cells" in 2006-2007. She made an installation "Pleurnication" in the exhibition "Bordure, brodure" with the Parisian "Programme de la Seine" in 2005, and in 2006, she made an interactive multimedia installation "The light traveler" in France in the "Arborescence" Festival. In 2010 she made a documentary about love "notes on love in Copenhagen". Since 2005 she has been directing documentaries, awareness spots and music videos about the subject of disability, commissioned by the Special rapporteur on Disability in the UN. She also directed several documentaries for Al Jazeera about street kids, snake hunters, portraits of several artists in the Arab world and the history of student movement in Lebanon and Yemen.