Fazeelat co-produced the short film "Saving Face," which won an Oscar for "Best Short Documentary" and an Emmy for "Best Documentary." Her film projects have screened at major international film festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and Hot Docs.


FILM

TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR

SAVING FACE

Tomorrow We Disappear is a feature length documentary about the last days of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of New Delhi. Spanning three years, the film follows Puran the Puppeteer, Rahman the Magician, and Maya the Acrobat as they approach their looming eviction.

Credit:
Co-Producer

Festivals:
Tribeca Film Festival (2014)
Hot Docs (2014)

Production Company:
Old Friend

Website:
http://www.twdfilm.com
Tribeca Film
Hot Docs

 

Every year in Pakistan, many people – the majority of them women – are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, often a husband or someone else known by the victim, receive minimal if any punishment from the state.

Credit:
Co-Producer

Awards:
2012 Oscar, "Best Documentary Short"
2013 Emmy, "Best Documentary," "Best Editing"

Production Company:
MilkHaus
Sharmeen Obaid Films

Website:
http://savingfacefilm.com/
HBO Films


TELEVISION

Channel 4 UK - Transgenders: Pakistan's Open Secret

Many among Pakistan’s transgender community scrape a living through dancing, singing and begging on the streets of Karachi. Others earn money catering for the sexual needs of men in the city’s seedier districts.

Thrown out by their families as children, they usually find their way to the tougher parts of the city where, hidden from the conservative mainstream, groups of outcast transsexuals have come together to create underground communities or ‘families’.

This film follows the stories of three transgender people, each of whom represents a different way of life in the country.

Credit:
Associate Producer


PBS Frontline - "Children of the Taliban"

The city of Peshawar is on high alert. The Taliban are closing in, regularly attacking police convoys, kidnapping diplomats, and shooting foreigners. The fighting across this volatile region has driven thousands of families from their homes and many have found shelter in Peshawar. 

This piece investigates the rising popularity of a new Pakistani branch of the Taliban, now threatening the major cities, blowing up girls’ schools and declaring war on the Pakistani state. 

Awards:
Emmy Award for "Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story"
Alfred I. Dupont Award
AIB Award “Best Current Affairs Documentary- Television”

Credit:
Associate Producer