The first winner of the Abu Dhabi ‘Through Your Eyes’ creative media competition, Raihana Al Hashmi, is an Emirati filmmaker who believes that everyone should create their own chances - not just wait for them to happen.

She faced her fair share of difficulties and second-guessed herself many times after creating her short film ‘AmanAllah’, which tells the story of an old tailor who lived in Abu Dhabi before the unity and witnessed the changes that happened in the United Arab Emirates.

She told Dubai Post -  “I believe creativity means being able to use the skills you have and always improve yourself”.