'The Mermaid and Other Water Stories'

Screenings and Panel Discussion at the Alliance Francaise de Karachi, 2015

 5 June 2015: Post-screening discussions on the water-themed films of Nameera. With Markus Heidingsfelder (Habib University), Tehmina Ahmed (Newsline Films), Maheen Zia (independent filmmaker), and a special guest appearance by Rosheen Khan, the subject of the film 'Mermaid of Churna Island'!

U.S. Tour, 2014

Screening and Panel Discussion with Women in Film & Video, Washington D.C.

1 October 2014: Screening of "The Mermaid of Churna Island" followed by a panel discussion with Nameera Ahmed, and Beth Mendelson and Frances Hardin of Women in Film and Video, Washington D.C. The topic of discussion was what it is like to work as a woman filmmaker in Pakistan and the U.S. The discussion was followed by a question and answer session with Nameera.

Workshops at Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles.
October 2014

I was invited by the Echo Park Film Center to conduct workshops at their film Center.

9 October 2014: A workshop with the seniors at the NoHo Seniors Villa in collaboration with the Echo Park Film Center, titled 'Documentary Appreciation'. 

11 & 12 October 2014: I was asked to conduct another hands-on workshop at the Echo Park Film Center, titled "The Art of the Interview", focusing on the art and the basic techniques of conducting a successful video interview. The participants got to see and analyse various kinds of interviews and styles. They were shown the importance and techniques of recording good audio, as well as basic camera composition, lighting, framing the subject, and using available light, finally experimenting with their own interviews while shooting and editing them.

Screenings at the Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles

11 October 2014: An evening of screenings of a few of my films to an intimate Los Angeles audience.

- Give me your love (2007)
- Rescuing Raheema (2011)
- The Living Amongst the Dead (2010)
- The Mermaid of Churna Island (2014)

Screenings and talks with students at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

20 & 21 October 2014: I was invited by Smith College, Northampton, on the East Coast to come and screen my films "Rescuing Raheema" and "The Living Amongst the Dead" which were presented to students and faculty at an intimate screening at the Global Salon and "The Mermaid of Churna Island" which had a larger screening at the Seelye auditorium.

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