CAIRO -- An American film maker has told a colleague by phone that she was arrested by Egyptian police while documenting clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Jehane Nojaim's producer Karim Amer says she was detained and her camera was confiscated.
He said Wednesday he was separated from her after they both fled from tear gas.
Nojaim is an award-winning film maker of Egyptian ancestry, best known for her 2004 documentary "Control Room" about the pan-Arab news station, Al-Jazeera.
According to reports on Twitter, Nojaim is held at the Abidin police station in Cairo.
As protests in Cairo entered a sixth day on Thursday, Egypt's military rulers said that elections will be held as scheduled at the end of November. Egypt's Health Ministry said that 37 people have been killed in the clashes so far. The Egyptian rights group Elnadeem reports that at least 38 people have been killed. 2,000 demonstrators have been wounded.