Sabiha Sumar, Director
Born in Karachi, Sabiha Sumar studied filmmaking and political science at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and read history and political thought at the University of Cambridge.
She has directed both documentaries and narrative films that have won worldwide acclaim. Her debut documentary, Who Will Cast the First Stone won Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival in 1998 and her first feature film Khamosh Pani/Silent Waters won the Golden Leopard for Best Film and the Leopard for Best Actress at the Locarno International Film Festival.
Currently she is working on a new narrative film Rafina for ZDF/ARTE.
Sachithanandam Sathananthan, Producer
S. Sathananthan was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He co-founded Vidhi Films and has produced several films that have catalyzed critical debates on social change.
His films include Suicide Warriors, a documentary about the women’s suicide brigade of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Khamosh Pani / Silent Waters, a feature film about the growth of Islamic extremism in Pakistan.