Rania Rafei is a Lebanese Beirut-based film director. She directed many documentaries for Al-Jazeera TV channel covering social and political issues, several short fiction films and an award-winning feature film. Rafei holds a diploma in audiovisual and cinema studies from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). Between 2006 and 2007, she realized two video art projects, "The Four Seasons: Summer 2006" and Brain Cells, that were presented at the Ashkal Alwan art venue in Beirut. In 2010, following a course at the Danish Film School, she realized a documentary called, Notes on Love in Copenhagen. In 2012, she wrote and directed, her first feature debut, 74 The Reconstruction of a Struggle. The film premiered at the FID Marseille International Film Festival and won a prize. It was later screened in International Festivals around the world and won several prizes including, Best Lebanese Documentary in 2013 and Best Film at the Olhar Cinema Film Festival in Brazil. In 2014, she realized an installation documentry about the city of Beirut, called The Purgatory, that was screened at the Färgfabriken museum for art and architecture in Sweden and at the Tallinn architecture biennale. In 2016 and 2017, she directed a documentary about Indian residential schools in Canada and a documentary about an ethnic minority in the Balkans for Al Jazeera documentary channel.