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SANAA HAMRI (Directed By), as a successful feature film director, has connected with a wide audience and earned equally wide critical kudos for her creative visual style and strong emotional sensibility. Hamri's feature directorial debut was the romantic comedy SOMETHING NEW, released in 2006 by Focus Features, starring Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker. Hamri's second directorial effort was the sequel to the hit THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS for Warner Bros, whose cast included America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel. 

Hamri was born in Tangier, Morocco and left to New York to study theater arts and psychology at Sarah Lawrence College. After college, she taught herself how to edit on an Avid and started to enter the commercial and music video world. Hamri built up her portfolio as a top music video director by helming such work as Prince's "Black Sweat,” "Musicology,” "Call My Name and "Million Days” the Notorious B.I.G. duet video "Nasty Girls” featuring Diddy, Nelly, Usher, Pharrell and Jagged Edge, Mariah Carey's "Bringin' on the Heartbreak” featuring Dave Navarro and Randy Jackson, Sting's "Send Your Love” and Mary J. Blige "It's A Wrap.” Hamri was honored with an NAACP Image Award in 2003 for India.Arie "Little Things” and was again nominated in 2004 for "The Truth.” 

Sanaa was nominated for numerous MTV VMAs for Prince "Musicology”, Common featuring Mary J. Blige "Come Close.” She has also received MVPA award nominations for Hip-Hop Video of the Year - Common featuring Mary J. Blige "Come Close”; R & B Video of the Year - Heather Headley "He Is”; Best Direction of a Female Artist - India.Arie "Little Things.” 

Sanaa Hamri has also directed several episodes for hit television series including "Desperate Housewives,” Brothers and Sisters,” and "Men in Trees.”


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