Conversation with Haya Fatima
Haya Fatima Iqbal
Haya Fatima Iqbal is an Academy and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker.
She is an Acumen Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Masters in News & Documentary from New York University. She teaches journalism and trains people in storytelling, filmmaking, and journalism in Pakistan and abroad.
Haya is the Co-Founder of the Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP), an initiative to promote the culture of documentary watching in public spaces all over Pakistan.
She has produced and directed numerous award-winning documentaries. Her co-production, A Girl in the River, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short and Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Haya is a powerhouse of talent, and she never resists spreading it around her.
Raqs-e-Amn is a peace campaign aiming to promote coexistence and harmony through universal principles of spiritual realization. It is dedicated to educating and engaging youth on the inner dimensions of peace, the current religious discourse in Pakistan, and promoting interfaith and inter-sectarian harmony. By using Mysticism, Indigenous Culture, and Arts, Raqs-e-Amn will build the path to a peaceful future.
Beydaar Society is a youth-led organization that aims to create awareness and civic sense in the Pakistani people. Primarily through its projects, it hopes to bring a positive change in the various sects that are facing oppression and are marginalized on a daily basis. Beydaar believes that these neglected groups have the potential to become stronger if only given the right opportunities.