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Deeyah Khan returns with two new films – premiering this week

Filming before and during the 2020 global crisis, two-time Emmy winner Deeyah Khan has focused her camera on the extreme beliefs that are being brutally weaponised under Trump’s rule. America’s War on Abortion, is the first of Deeyah’s two new films. In it Deeyah Khan examines the alarming erosion of reproductive rights in the US. Featuring powerful accounts from activists fighting for – and against – women’s right to choose….

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Deeyah Khan joins SXSW Webinar “Preventing Violent Extremism in the Classroom”

Deeyah Khan talks about Fuuse production sister-hood with Robin Morgan

On March 7th SXSW hosted a virtual discussion addressing ways in which violent extremism can be prevented in the classroom. As part of this conversation Deeyah spoke alongside esteemed experts in the field: Michael Duffin of the State Department; former Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait; Dr. Mia Bloom of Georgia State University; Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss of American University; Jennie King of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and Arno Michaelis, a former white supremacist who appeared in…

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Deeyah Khan joins Angelique Kidjo, Jean-Michel Jarre & more to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on artists

UNESCO and CISAC recently launched Resiliart, a global movement for artists and cultural professionals. ResiliArt aims to reveal the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the arts and cultural sector.  As part of its launch, Deeyah Khan joined artists to share her perspectives and insights into how the current pandemic will affect creators everywhere. Deeyah, who is UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity, revealed she’s currently stranded in lockdown…

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New York Times feature with Jeff Schoep and Deeyah Khan

On April 4th, The New York Times featured an article on Jeff Schoep, former leader of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), the largest neo-Nazi organisation in America. Jeff appeared in Deeyah’s Emmy-winning documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy. Schoep was still involved in the NSM at the time and has now disavowed his belief in white supremacy. The article covers his attempts to transform himself into a campaigner for tolerance…

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White Right: Meeting the Enemy receives further award recognition

The American Psychological Association has awarded Deeyah Khan’s White Right: Meeting the Enemy the ‘Best Short Film Award’ at its 2019 convention in Chicago. The conference had over 30,000 attendees and the film was screened to delegates during the event. White Right: Meeting the Enemy is Deeyah Khan’s personal investigation into the resurgence of white nationalism across America. The documentary has previously won an International Emmy and was nominated for…

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Deeyah Khan tackles far-right extremism at the United Nations

On May 30th 2019, Deeyah Khan’s Emmy award-winning documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy was screened at the United Nations in New York. After the screening, Deeyah Khan was interviewed about her experiences engaging with the far-right along with Viljar Hanssen, a survivor of the 2011 Utoya terror attack in Norway. Watch Deeyah Khan’s conversation here.

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Deeyah Khan at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Deeyah Khan has won two Emmy awards for her documentary films. She has spent years exploring how people are drawn into extremist ideologies through filming with Islamist extremists, convicted terrorists, former jihadis, and current and former neo-Nazis. She spoke about these experiences and outlined methods of countering extremism at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in May 2019. The discussion can be watched here.

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Deeyah Khan’s film wins the Jury Prize at The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

White Right: Meeting the Enemy won the Jury Award for “excellence in documenting a human rights issue” at the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival in the USA. This prize marks the ninth award for White Right, which has previously won an International Emmy for Best Current Affairs film, and the PeaceJam Special Jury Prize at the Monte Carlo TV Festival amongst others. To learn more about the film click here.

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Vox podcast: Deeyah Khan discusses ‘The roots of extremism’

Deeyah Khan, director of the Emmy-winning White Right: Meeting the Enemy and the BAFTA-nominated Jihad: A Story of the Others was recently interviewed about both documentaries for Vox’s The Ezra Klein show. Deeyah Khan spoke with Vox’s Sean Illing, for a conversation about her time documenting jihadists and white supremacists, the similarities between both extremist groups and what we can do to win the battle against hatred. The podcast can…

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Conquering hate – A Conversation with Deeyah Khan and Sam Harris

Best-selling author and scientist Sam Harris interviewed Deeyah Khan in the most recent episode of his popular Waking Up podcast. They discuss her history as a target of religious and racial intolerance, her encounters with neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, the similarities between extremist groups, the dangers of political correctness, and other topics, drawing on her experiences of filming White Right: Meeting the Enemy and Jihad, her earlier film on…

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Deeyah Khan joins the BAFTA community

BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has announced its 2018 intake of new members of its community of media creatives and professionals who contribute to the film, games and television industries worldwide. Deeyah Khan, who herself has been nominated for a BAFTA award twice, will be joining the BAFTA community alongside Hollywood actor Hugh Grant, Black Panther star Letitia Wright, La La Land producers Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger, Doctor Who star Jodie…

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Deeyah Khan ends 2018 by winning the British ‘Women in Film & TV’ Award sponsored by Sky

On Friday 7th December, Deeyah Khan accepted the BBC News and Factual Award in London for her courageous filmmaking for White Right: Meeting the Enemy at the British Women in Film and TV Awards sponsored by Sky. Ade Rawcliffe, the WFTV Board member and Head of Diversity for ITV Commissioning, said “One of the most striking aspects of our unique awards is the huge diversity of our winners. What our…

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Deeyah Khan wins one of Britain’s most prestigious TV industry awards

White Right: Meeting the Enemy honoured for “fearless immediacy of approach and confident and totally engaging voice.” On Monday 26th November, Fuuse founder and filmmaker Deeyah Khan was awarded a prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for her film White Right: Meeting the Enemy in the ‘Director – Documentary’ category. The film documents Khan’s encounters with American neo-Nazis. The RTS Craft & Design Awards recognises excellence in broadcast television. They…

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Comedian and Hollywood actor Russell Brand interviews Deeyah Khan

Russell Brand, the British comedian, writer, actor, presenter and social activist, interviewed Deeyah Khan for his podcast Under the Skin. The two-hour conversation covered race, violence against women, misogyny and extremism – amongst many other topics. The full conversation can be listened to in full here. After recording the podcast, Deeyah and Russell made a short video blog which can be watched below.

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Deeyah Khan wins top award honouring the dangerous work of freelancers

“Deeyah’s personality and her extraordinary interviewing technique, in what must have been emotionally very difficult circumstances, really shone a light on these characters that we generally don’t know much about.” – Rory Peck Awards, Judges’ comments The Rory Peck Awards honour dangerous yet valuable work by freelance filmmakers, and camera operators, in the area of news and current affairs. This award recognised Deeyah Khan and Darin Prindle’s courage in filming White…

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Deeyah Khan wins second Emmy Award

White Right: Meeting the Enemy wins Deeyah Khan her second International Emmy for Current Affairs Norwegian filmmaker and activist Deeyah Khan won her second Emmy award at the International Emmy awards in New York. The award was for her latest film White Right: Meeting the Enemy, an investigation into the rise of white nationalism and far-right extremism in America since the election of Donald Trump. The film was first premiered…

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Rory Peck Award Finalists: Deeyah Khan and Darin Prindle

“Although the topic has been covered a lot in recent years, they got under the skin of these characters in a way that no-one else has.” – Rory Peck Award Judges Deeyah Khan (Director) and Darin Prindle (Producer) have been nominated for the Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs for the documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy. The Rory Peck Awards, now in their 24th year, honour dangerous yet valuable…

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Deeyah’s latest film to be broadcast in Australia

The Emmy-nominated documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy will be shown on SBS Viceland on Sunday 9th September, across Australia. The exact time will vary dependent on the region so we advise you to check your local listings. Following the broadcast, the film will be made available via the SBS On-Demand video player.

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Emmy nomination for Deeyah Khan’s White Right: Meeting the Enemy

Norwegian film director Deeyah Khan’s investigation into the rise of nationalism in Donald Trump’s America has been nominated in the Current Affairs category at the 2018 International Emmy awards. The announcement was made yesterday, on Deeyah’s birthday. Produced through Fuuse, her Norwegian film company, White Right: Meeting the Enemy was first broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. In June 2018 it was added to Netflix in the US and…

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