AWARDS & HONOURS

2015

  • Sundance Institute Documentary Film Grant
  • FIGRA Nominee
  • One World Media Nominee
  • Broadcast Awards Nominee

2014

  • Jerome Foundation Grant
  • TFI Documentary Fund
  • United Nations Association Film Festival Grand Jury Award
  • Association of International Broadcasters- High Commendation
  • New York State Council of Arts
  • Golden Remi for Best Advertising and Promotional
  • Chicken & Egg Pictures “I Believe In You” Grant

2012

  • Tribeca/ Gucci Grant
  • Tribeca All Access Grant
  • Ford Foundation Grant
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Independent Film Week Participant

2011

  • Independent Film Week Participant
  • Hot Docs Forum Participant

2003–2009

  • Government of Germany’s Uber Macht Festival Nominee 2009
  • Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers 2008-2009
  • Television Academy Honor, Special Emmy 2008
  • San Diego International Film Festival, Best Documentary 2008
  • Museum of Modern Art Documentary Fortnight Exhibition 2008
  • Full Frame Documentary Festival Women in Leadership Award 2007
  • Durben Fim Festival Amnesty International Award 2007
  • Winner at the Chicago Documentary Festival, Human Rights Award 2007
  • Development In Literacy Honoree 2007, 2009
  • EBS Documentary Festival Korea, Special Jury Prize 2007
  • Invited Participant US-Islamic World Forum, Doha 2007
  • Selected participant of AFI Project 20:20 – Film fellowship program sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts, The US State Department, and American Film Institute 2006
  • Pusan Film Festival, Pusan Promotional Plan Candidate 2005
  • Selected participant at the Berlinale Talent Project Market – Berlin International Film Festival 2004
  • South Asian Journalist Award 2004
  • Overseas Press Club of America, Carl Spielvogel Award 2004
  • Selected participant at the Berlinale Talent Project Market – Berlin International Film Festival 2004
  • Independent Feature Project: Project Involve Honoree and Director’s Lab participant 2003, 2005