The daughter of an Algerian was born and grew up in the GDR. With her first full-length feature film, Zwei Mütter , she won the prize of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival . In February 2016, her second feature film 24 weeks was the only German contribution to the world premiere of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and received the award of the Guild of German Film Art Theater: Best Film in the Competition. she received the directorial prize of the Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Centered on the dilemma faced by a woman who is already six months pregnant when she learns that her unborn child will have Down’s syndrome as well as a serious heart defect. Should she be able to choose the option of a late-term abortion? How can she and her husband know whether the unborn child could have a life worth living or would only suffer? In the end, the expectant mother realizes that only she can make this decision.