Rabab Haj Yahya - is best known for the award-winning feature documentaries, The Feeling of Being Watched (Tribeca, 2018 | POV, 2019), described as a "real-world conspiracy thriller" (Variety Magazine) for which she won Best Editing Award (Woodstock, 2018) and the Critic’s Choice-nominated Speed Sisters (Hot Docs, 2015 | Netflix), which the NY Times called, "subtly rebellious and defiantly optimistic". She was also an editor on the Emmy-nominated web-series the Secret Life of Muslims (Peabody Finalist | Vox | USA Today, 2016) and is a Sundance Edit and Story Lab Fellow.
Based in New York, Rabab has teamed up with some powerful directors to edit a number of shorts including Absolutely No Spitting (Tribeca, 2019), Love the Sinner (Tribeca 2017), An Act of Worship (Field of Vision) and 62 Days (PBS World Channel, 2017). Rabab has also edited numerous documentaries for the critically-acclaimed TV documentary series Witness as well as for the Al-Jazeera Documentary Channel including Enemies of the South (AlJazeera Doc Channel 2015). In between projects, Rabab has dedicated time helping aspiring editors and filmmakers, through training and consultations, earning her the Sulafa Jadallah Award for outstanding contribution to women’s cinema. Rabab speaks English, Arabic, and Hebrew fluently.
Best Editing | The Feeling of Being Watched [Woodstock Film Festival]
Sundance Edit Lab Fellow
Sulafa Jadallah Award for Women in Film