Maissa Lihedheb studied Media and Entertainment Management and wrote her final thesis on “Symbolic Destruction in Mass Media and its Impact on the Identity of First Generation Immigrants”. She curated the 14,4km de:kolonial film and discussion series of the 14km association. Maissa is co-founder of the collective BIPOC Film Society in Berlin, which aims to change the traditionally white, male and heteronormative narratives of film and film criticism and to promote intersectionality and representation within the industries. Maissa has directed several music videos and short films herself. Maissa is currently working on two scripts, one short film and one feature film, and is a film curator at the Oyoun Cultural Centre.