Leyla is an award winning film and documentary director. Her films have been shown on Swedish Television, in several European countries as well as in the USA, Canada and Australia. She is Lebanese, and lives in Sweden since 1966. Perhaps her origin can explain her primary focus on third world countries. Her films often deal with sociopolitical problems, and environmental issues. They are known to reflect much engagement and insight.
Leyla holds degrees in Art, Photography, Communication, Film History and Drama. She speaks French, Arabic, Swedish, English, and Portuguese. In her work Leyla relies on a network of qualified collegues. Author [Bo Bjelfvenstam] has been a long standing partner in developing movie scripts. She has own production company, Cadmos Film working closely with the Swedish Film Institute, and the Swedish Television among others.