Ra'ed Al-Mickawi is the Director of Bustan. He was born and raised in the government planned township of Tel Sheva in the Negev. Ra'ed's background is in filmmaking and journalism, which he studied in the Television Journalism department of Sapir Academic College in the Negev. In 2006, Ra'ed returned to Sapir Academic College to study cinema, and in 2007 he established the revolutionary internet-based television station Naqab.tv. He ran Naqab.tv as a part of Sendyan Public Relations, a company he founded with his brother. It was through developing news stories about Bustan that Ra'ed encountered Bustan. He is excited about this opportunity to merge his expertise in filmmaking and journalism with community building and social justice activism through Bustan.