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America’s War on Abortion wins filmmaker Deeyah Khan her 30th award

America’s War on Abortion directed by Deeyah Khan has just won the prestigious British industry award for Best Documentary at this year’s Edinburgh TV Awards, organised by the Edinburgh TV Festival. The awards recognise outstanding achievement in television across the UK. The award jurors noted that Deeyah Khan’s documentary is “A really fresh take on this subject…incredible documentary making” further adding that it is “unbelievably raw” and said “the access & trust built was extraordinary”.  The…

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Muslim in Trump’s America wins a Peabody Award

Deeyah Khan’s sixth documentary about the spread of Islamophobia in America during the presidency of Donald Trump – and its impacts upon Muslim Americans – has won a Peabody Award. The Peabody Awards honour ‘excellence in storytelling that reflects the social issues and the emerging voices of our day’. The Peabody is considered to be one of the most prestigious American media industry awards given to honor the most powerful, enlightening, and…

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Deeyah Khan wins first BAFTA Award

Deeyah Khan wins BAFTA for Fuuse Film America's War on Abortion

America’s War on Abortion wins BAFTA for Best Current Affairs documentary Last night, Deeyah Khan won her first BAFTA Award in the Current Affairs category. The British Academy Television award is for America’s War on Abortion, a documentary filmed in America which centres on the crucial work of an Alabama abortion clinic. The film showed female healthworkers’ courage in providing essential reproductive healthcare – and the vicious opposition they face from anti-abortion activists. The…

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Deeyah Khan nominated for Peabody Award 2021

‘Muslim in Trump’s America’ nominated for prestigious award Norwegian filmmaker Deeyah Khan’s documentary Muslim in Trump’s America has been nominated for a Peabody Award – one of journalism’s most prestigious honours in the USA. This year’s ceremony focusses upon ‘the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and streaming media’ in 2020. Established in 1940, the Peabody Award was created to honour excellence in broadcasting. Jeffrey Jones, executive director, said: ‘Peabody…

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Deeyah Khan nominated for two BAFTA Awards

Today, BAFTA announced their nominations for both the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and the British Academy Television Craft Awards. They include America’s War on Abortion which has been nominated twice. Firstly, in the Current Affairs category at the British Academy Television Awards.  Secondly, Deeyah Khan has been nominated in the best Director: Factual category at the Television Craft Awards. America’s War on Abortion was filmed across America during the pandemic and…

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Deeyah Khan to receive Fritt Ord Foundation Prize 2020

The 2020 Fritt Ord prize has been awarded to Deeyah Khan for her work tackling extremism. Fritt Ord describe Deeyah as “one of today’s most influential directors of socially relevant and timely documentary films”. Fritt Ord is a private non-profit foundation that aspires to promote freedom of expression, public debate, art and culture. They described Deeyah as a champion of artistic freedom of expression who creates documentaries which engage with…

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Women in Film and TV Filmmaker Masterclass with Deeyah Khan

Journalist and on-screen reporter, Barbara Govan will be talking with  Deeyah Khan, about the making of her Emmy-winning documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy on Thursday 19 November at 18:00 GMT. This event is part of WFTV’s new strand featuring filmmakers in conversation about one of their films that was particularly important to them, and the behind-the-scenes challenges – whether ethical, legal or production-based – that they faced making it….

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Deeyah Khan is the 2020 Schwarzkopf Europe Award Winner

Every year, the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe awards the Schwarzkopf Europe Award to public persons or institutions that have shown particularly strong commitment to solidarity within Europe. Deeyah was awarded the prize for her work to increase the visibility of marginalized people and to promote dialogue between  communities. The Schwarzkopf jury members explained that she had been awarded the prize for her commitment to exploring the experiences of minorities in…

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Compassion in Politics: Deeyah Khan talks extremism, and how compassion can help us counter it.

Compassion in Politics, a cross-party organisation working to put compassion, inclusion, and cooperation at the heart of politics has invited Deeyah Khan to discuss her work and the role that empathy can play in challenging extremism in an interview . Compassion in Politics is backed by Gillian Anderson, Ruby Wax and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi amongst many other supporters. Deeyah will be talking about her recent documentaries, America’s War on Abortion…

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Stream Muslim in Trump’s America

Since Trump came into office, many American Muslims have felt the impacts of increasing Islamophobia. Muslim in Trump’s America is now on ITV hub in the UK. The film is also available on NRK in Norway. Learn more about the film here.

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Watch America’s War on Abortion

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in US politics. This documentary explores the impacts of increasing restrictions upon American women. America’s War on Abortion is available to watch in the UK on ITV Hub and it is also available on NRK in Norway.

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Deeyah Khan’s two new films acclaimed for exposing the injustices of Trump’s America

Deeyah Khan’s new films America’s War on Abortion and Muslim in Trump’s America have generated widespread recognition, media coverage and critical acclaim since release, which was timed for the run-up to the American election. Grazia Magazine – My Miscarriage Affirmed The Importance Of AbortionDeeyah Khan opened up about her miscarriage. Sadly, her pregnancy failed whilst she was in the process of editing her documentary America’s War on Abortion which impacted her experiences of making the…

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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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