Akram Safari, born of Palestinian parents in Jerusalem, earned a degree in social sciences from Zeit University. He was a researcher from 1980 to 1987, before studying anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Until 1993, he worked as a photoreporter for various agencies and international magazines, becoming one of the most sought after in his field. He also attended and held filmmaking courses and workshops in Palestine and Italy. Documentaries he has directed include: Milan 24 Hours (1998), Limits of a Dream (1999), Song on a Narrow Path (2001), Palestine... All Is Fire (2006), Jerusalem Back and Forth (2005), the theater piece Reflection (1994) and numerous photography exhibitions in Europe (1984-1994).