Maysoon Pachachi is a documentary film-maker. She studied philosophy at University College London and film at the Slade School of Fine Art and the London Film School. She teaches film and video directing and editing in Jerusalem and Gaza. In 2003, Maysoon Pachachi returned to Baghdad to shoot Return to the Land of Wonders after living abroad for 35 years.
She has also taught film and video directing and editing in Jerusalem and Gaza for the Jerusalem Film Institute and Med Media, a program of the European Union and at Birzeit University in Ramallah. In 2004, she co-founded a free-of-charge film training centre in Baghdad, the Independent Film and Television College.
She is currently developing documentaries and a feature film to be shot in Iraq. Previously, she wrote a feature film about Middle Eastern and Latin American immigrants in London. The script was accepted for a SOURCES II workshop, part of the Media 2 program (European Union).