Director Aida Schlaepfer was born in Baghdad to a Lebanese mother and an Iraqi father, and spent her childhood living between her parents’ homelands. At age 20, she moved to Europe, where she studied German for several years before eventually settling in Switzerland. Always interested in film and the arts despite having been graduate as an accountant and business management, Aida earned a degree in Art and Media Design at F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign in Zurich. In 2003, she relocated to Egypt to attend the High Cinema Institute at the prestigious Academy of Arts in Cairo, earning a post-graduate diploma in Film Directing.
Aida has several films and advertising to her credit, including Shadow Black and White (2001) Video, Silent Screening inside a Woman (2002) Video, East and West Dancing (2003) Video, Marionette (2005) 35mm, educational film created in 2006 for the German School in Cairo, Gangs of Baghdad (2007)HD Doc., Homeland (2010)DVC Doc., “Ana Esmy Mwaten Masry” my name is Egyption Citizens HD Egypt Doc (2011), To be we also want to be HD Swiss Doc. (2013), “Noun” Iraq Doc.(2015).