Ayten Amin has been working in the film industry for the past 15 years. Her first short film, Her Man (2006), was selected for the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and received several prizes. In 2013, her debut feature, Villa 69, received the Special Jury Award for Arab Film at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Throughout her career, Ayten has received multiple awards, such as the Cairo Film Connection Award for Best Film and the Hubert Bals Award at the Durban FilmMart. She co-directed the documentary Tahrir 2011, which was selected for the Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Documentary in Cinema For Peace in Berlin in 2012. In 2019, she directed 20 episodes of the hit drama Saabe’ Gaar (The Seventh Neighbour), a 70-episode TV series. Souad is her second fiction feature.