Egyptian director and writer, Daoud Abdel Sayed received his BA in Film Directing from the Higher Institute of Cinema (Cairo) in 1967. His childhood ambition was not to become a film director but to become a journalist.
Abdel Sayed started working as an assistant director on some of the most important films such as The Land by Youssef Chahine, The Man who Lost his Shadow by Kamal Sheikh and Illusions of Love by Mamdouh Shoukri. He later turned to direct documentaries highlighting his surrounding and society, such as Wise in Village Affairs and Education (1976), Work in the Field (1979), and About People, Prophets and Artists (1980).
Abdel Sayed exceeded his ambition in creating various successful feature films.