Sapozhnikova's films also extend to humanitarian work as her film Fatima helped the titular figure receive a new wheelchair.

Fatima Al Minhali, a mother of three, artist, fashion designer and athlete, said the film inspired many.

"The film tells people, look what I did, I'm in a wheelchair and a mother and multitalented," Mrs Al Minhali said.

"It tells society, 'Don't put the handicapped on the side; look what they did in the chair'. Normal people don't do this much.

"If the normal mother struggles 100 times in raising her children, I suffer a million times more."