Born 1969 in Aarau, Switzerland. Master of Arts in social anthropology, film science and German literature at University of Zurich, Switzerland. Since 1995 regular sojourns in Egypt, Sudan etc., studies of the Arab language.
As a film director and producer she realises various documentaries and fictions in Switzerland, Egypt, India and Sudan since 2000. She further works as project manager and realised several exhibitions with artists from Switzerland, Africa and the Arab World. She is Co-Founder of Swiss Initiative – culture projects, Zurich, and FEKRA Cultural Center, Aswan / Egypt, and donkeyshot filmproduction (www.donkeyshot.ch), Zurich.
Sandra Gysi lives in Zurich and Cairo.