Julia Meltzer (Director, Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker and the founder and director of Clockshop, an arts organization. She previously directed The Light in Her Eyes, a feature film about a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus, Syria. The Light in Her Eyes was broadcast on POV in 2012 and toured with the Sundance Film Forward program. Meltzer's work has been shown at the Whitney Biennial, IDFA, the Toronto International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She is a recipient of grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and was a senior Fulbright fellow in Damascus, Syria from 2005 to 2006. She returned to Syria every year thereafter until 2010 to work and film and produced two short films and one feature from that footage.