Cairo-based Tunisian actress Hend Sabry has launched a series of online discussions where she hosts people who had their plans disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
In the first episode of the programme, titled ‘The Not Hend Sabry Series’, she featured a young couple whose wedding was scheduled for the beginning of April but had to be postponed indefinitely.
In the same episode, Sabry hosted Egyptian singer and songwriter Abu, who interacted with the couple.
The episodes are posted on Tayarah YouTube channel, a mixed media hub aiming to provide inspiring, entertaining and educational content.
Sabry’s career began in 1994 at the age of 14 when she debuted in the Tunisian production Silence of the Palaces (Samt Al-Qosoor) by director Moufida Tlatli. Her first appearance in Egyptian cinema was in the 2002 production A Teenager's Diary (Muzakirat Murahiqua), a role that paved her way to stardom.
Her later roles include starring in films such as A Citizen, a Detective, and a Thief (Mowaten we Mokhber we Haramy) in 2002, Downtown Girls (Banat West El-Balad) in 2005, and Ibrahim El-Abyad in 2009.
She also appeared in The Yacoubian Building (Oumaret Yacoubian, 2006), alongside an extensive cast of Egypt's biggest stars.
Her portrayal of an HIV positive woman in Asmaa (2011) brought her several awards.
Sabry's more recent roles include films such as The Parrot (short, 2016), Life is Beautiful (2017), The Treasure (2017), The Passage (2017), Noura's Dream (2019), The Blue Elephant (2019)
Apart from her many achievements in cinema, Sabry is active in social and humanitarian work.
She has been working closely with the UN World Food Programme on raising awareness about hunger in the region since 2010.
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