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Yucef is a graduate of The New School University of NYC, and a former writing fellow of Center of Black Literature from Medgar Evers College of Brooklyn, NY. Co-Founder of Shine Black Art & Film with cousin and partner Aaron Melvin, a film company which aims to broaden the narrative for underrepresented populations and people of color. Yucef’s first film DRIVER, featured at Newark International Film Festival, Harlem Hip-Hop Film Festival, and Baltimore’s Reginald Lewis Museum Screening Series. Yucef second short film ZAHRA AND THE OIL MAN (ZAOM) received Critical Acclaim recognition from Smithsonian Institute; ZAOM was Nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay from Black and Latino Film Awards in NYC. Won Best Short Film at Newark International Film Festival; Official Selection of American Black Film Festival in EMERGING DIRECTOR SHOWCASE; Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival; Color of Conversation Film Series in Denver; BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia. ZAOM is part of a series: BRICK PEOPLE, a series that explores complex narratives of the African Diaspora in urban America. ZAHRA AND THE OIL MAN is nominated for OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM for Black Reel Award.