15 January

Uzma Hasan

Photo Credit: Martin Hobby Film Producer Uzma is an award-winning film producer and co-founder of Little House Productions. She is the creative inspiration and driving force behind the company which focuses on bringing subversive stories to global audiences.  Her latest feature, Nirpal Bhogal’s FIRSTBORN premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 ahead of a worldwide sale to […]

19 December

Annemarie Jacir

Palestinian Film Director FOLLOW ANNEMARIE “I’m not interested in showing the West that ‘Palestinians are humans, too’..” Annemarie Jacir Annemarie Jacir is one of the leading figures of the Arab New Wave. Two of her films have premiered as official selections of the Cannes Film Festival, another film premiered in Venice and her latest film, When I […]

2 December

Narges Bajoghli

Researcher, Writer & Filmmaker Narges’ research and filmmaking has focused on the soldiers of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Basij paramilitary organization. With over nine years of on-the-ground research in Iran with soldiers, veterans, and military personnel, Narges’ interest lies in questions of war, power, and revolution in Iran particularly, and in the Middle East more […]

18 September

Tina Gharavi

BAFTA-nominated Filmmaker & Academic FOLLOW TINA Tina Gharavi is a filmmaker whose work focuses on ‘untold stories, unheard voices’ and storytelling from the margins. She has been hailed as one of the most inspirational and thought-provoking filmmakers of her generation. Since leaving Iran in 1979 she has been a true nomad (like her great-grandfather from the Bakhtiari […]

11 July



An acclaimed Filmmaker FOLLOW LEILA Leila has an unconventional portfolio. She is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, a regular freelancer with ITN news and is the founder and Executive director of Open Bethlehem; an organization that works to bring international commitment to the resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian question using Bethlehem as a gateway into the situation. […]