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Deeyah Khan shortlisted for a 2016 Grierson Award

Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of documentary making, the Grierson awards are a coveted honour for filmmakers from across the globe. And it has been announced that this year’s nominations include Norwegian film director Deeyah Khan, for her second Fuuse documentary ‘Jihad’. The film was originally shown on one of the leading television channels in the UK and has already received critical acclaim after being nominated for a BAFTA earlier this…

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Deeyah Khan recognized alongside Oprah Winfrey, Helly Luv and other inspiring women in the Guardian

Deeyah Khan recognized alongside Oprah Winfrey, Helly Luv and other inspiring women in the Guardian

If “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” then Deeyah Khan will be swimming, flying and dancing in paradise writes activist Leyla Hussein in today’s Guardian newspaper. The article sees the end FGM campaigner, Leyla Hussein reflect on the diverse women in her life who have inspired and shaped her to become the activist she is today. Mentioned in the piece are a…

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Deeyah Khan launches sister-hood

“We are endlessly spoken for, and spoken about. It’s time we got to speak for ourselves.” – Deeyah Khan On Monday 16th May, Deeyah Khan launched her latest Fuuse production, sister-hood. An online magazine and a series of live events spotlighting the voices of women of Muslim heritage. In support of the launch, Deeyah Khan spoke to Al Jazeera to detail why she’s created this platform for women to speak…

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Pictures: 2016 BAFTA TV AWARDS

Deeyah Khan attended last night’s prestigious BAFTA Ceremony in London to celebrate the nomination for Fuuse documentary Jihad: A British Story. Get a glimpse into the evening’s festivities in the pictures below…

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Deeyah Khan named 2016 recipient of Norway’s Peer Gynt Prize

I feel deeply grateful and humbled to be the recipient of this year’s Peer Gynt Prize, particularly given the inspirational Norwegian figures who have previously received this honour. I am very proud to be a Norwegian, and to represent Norway abroad. I feel particularly honoured to be perhaps the first winner of this prize, a woman of color with immigrant roots, reflecting a new, more diverse Norway. I hope that…

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Televised interview with Deeyah Khan on France 24

France 24, an international news channel which broadcasts to 315 million homes around the world in French, Arabic and English interviewed Norwegian filmmaker Deeyah Khan about radical Islam. In the interview Deeyah details insights and findings from her documentary film JIHAD, which is currently shortlisted for a prestigious BAFTA award. The interview is available to watch and share on YouTube.

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Deeyah Khan set to speak at TedxExeter 2016

Following her recent BAFTA nomination for her film JIHAD, Deeyah Khan is one of this year’s highly anticipated and internationally renowned speakers at TedxExeter on 15th April.

Over 900 tickets have been bought for this sell-out event which will span two rooms: Exeter Northcott Theatre, seating 465 people, with a further 450 people watching a simultaneous livestream in the Alumni Auditorium at Exeter University.

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Coverage round-up: Deeyah Khan’s film JIHAD makes the headlines

The latest Fuuse documentary by Deeyah Khan premiered on ITV’s Exposure series last night. In the build up to the broadcast, the outspoken filmmaker and human rights activist has been featured in a number of high profile interviews. We’ve highlighted a few of these articles and videos below…

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ITV to broadcast JIHAD documentary – JUNE 15th 10.40pm

From: www.ethnicnow.com Award-winning director Deeyah Khan, whose debut film Banaz won an Emmy and a Peabody Award, is now launching her next documentary JIHAD. The new film is an unflinching but sensitive and personal examination of jihadism and radicalisation, its causes and its possible solutions. In the making of the film, Deeyah has spent two years with some of the most influential and controversial figures in the British and Western jihadi…

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