What is DOX BOX?

DOX BOX is a nonprofit institution for support and training in documentary filmmaking. Based in Berlin since 2014, with one foot in Europe and the other in the Arab/African region, we propose carefully designed programs targeting diversity, skills transfer and alternative visual perspectives. Our mission is to support distinct and singular voices from the region to ensure that a vibrant, evergrowing and inclusive space for documentary filmmaking continues to thrive.

Our Team

Jihan El Tahri


Jihan El Tahri is an Egyptian director, producer and visual artist. She currently serves as artistic director of the Berlin based documentary support institution DOX BOX. A member of the Academy (Oscars) and mentor of documentary filmmaking in Europe and Africa, she also served on the boards of Pan-African film organisations. Her Visual Arts exhibitions have traveled worldwide.

Mai El-Gammal

Mai El Gammal

Programs Coordinator

Mai manages support programs in DOX BOX including the Residency. She’s been part of our team since 2015. She sets up collaborations, manages grants and allocation of the resources for associated activities. She holds a master’s degree in Cultural and New Media Studies from Karlsruhe University, Germany.

Joud Al-Tamimi 

Program Manager

Joud Al-Tamimi is an artist and curator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Economics (2015) and a master’s degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (2016) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She worked at Darat al Funun from 2019-2021, where she was the director of The Lab program for experimental community projects and later on the curator of the institution’s exhibitions program. Her curatorial projects include: Internet of Things: Another World is Possible, Measuring Life: Notes Toward an Impossible Exchange and Postcolonial Ecologies. Her work explores value systems, insurgent economies and anticolonial futurities. 

Jasmine Stein

program Co-manager

Jasmine Stein joined DOX BOX team in 2021 as co-manager of the Women in DOX program. Originally from Berlin, she has spent a decade abroad engaged in collaborative transnational process-based practices. She is currently working on her first documentary film and continues to curate related events. Jasmine holds a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, NY, NY. 

Fadia Elgharib

COmmunications coordinator

Fadia Elgharib is a trained lawyer who currently works on coordinating digital communities in the Global South.
Fadia has a masters in Arts, Media and Culture and is interested in the role of media and technology on societies.



Jörg-Peter Schulze

Financial Director

Jörg-Peter is a trained economist and historian with a speical interest in the art and culture. Before becomig Dox Box’s financial director in 2022, he was a project coordinator and finance assistent at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin. He holds an M.A. in International Economics from the University of Göttingen.”

Yabeh Tumenta

Personal Assistant

Yabeh joined Dox Box 2021 and provides one-to-one support to the General Director, Ms. Jihan El-Tahri. As a qualified IT-Trainer and certified Office Manager (IHK), Yabeh comes to DoxBox with several years of experience in the field of administration — including extensive experience in assisting several high-ranking officials in the diplomatic field.

Yabeh holds a Bachelor‘s degree in English with a Minor in Journalism from the University of Buea in Cameroon.

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