Safaa Fathy was born in Egypt. She obtained her PhD from the Sorbonne in 1993. She is currently a Director of programme at the International College of Philosophy. She is a poet, film maker and essayist. Her most recent films are Mohammad saved from the waters, Derrida’s elsewhere and a film poem Nom à la mer. Her plays Terror and Ordeal were prefaced by Jacques Derrida, with whom she signed a book, Tourner les mots au bord d’un film. Her latest published collection of poems is A name in a bottle at the sea. Her most recent essays are Scream, see and believe, and The secret in the image. Revolution, a wall we cross is a forthcoming collection of poetry and a film in progress Tahrir, raise, raise your voice.