Hend Sabry is a Cairo-based Tunisian actress who has a huge following in the Arab world and has been recognized, awarded and applauded internationally. In 1994, she won the Best Actress awards at both the Carthage Film Festival and the Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema for her role in The Silence of the Palace by Moufida Tlatli. She was also awarded the Best Actress prize at the 2001 Francophone Film Festival in Belgium for her role in Nouri Bouzid’s Clay Dolls, and in the same year she won the Best Actress award at the Egyptian National Film Festival for her performance in A Citizen, a Detective and a Thief by Daoud Abdel Sayed. In addition, Sabry received the Best Actress award at the National Catholic Center for Egyptian Cinema and from the Rabat Film Festival for Hala Khalil’s The Best of Times (2004), as well as the Best Actress award at the 2008 Rotterdam Arab Film Festival for Yousry Nasrallah’s Aquarium. Among her other remarkable works are Sherif Arafa’s The Island (2007) and Rida Al Bahi’s The Flower of Aleppo (2010). In 2010, she was chosen to be a UN World Food Programme Ambassador, and has been working diligently for years to raise awareness about hunger in the region. In 2014, the Government of France granted her the honorary title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.