Haya Fatima Iqbal is a prominent Pakistani documentary filmmaker who just got nominated for her possible third Emmy! Want to find out more about the NYU alum? Read on!
A professor, writer, Academy and two-time Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker and a Fulbright Alumna Haya Fatima Iqbal is a sure thing, and on a roll while on her way to an Emmy hattrick.
A revered documentary film maker with 3 mega awards and a portfolio loaded of internationally acclaimed projects, Haya has made headlines for her 3rd Emmy nomination. So today we begin with 5 things you currently need to know about the Pakistani who soon might be the bearer of 3 Emmys – Haya Fatima Iqbal!
First thing’s first:
1. She Was Just Nominated For A ‘Possibly 3rd’ Emmy!
Her film, “As Far As They Can Run” is nominated for the Outstanding Short Documentary category in the 44th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The short documentary ventures to showcase 3 young adults in Pakistan with intellectual disabilities on their journey to be recruited for Pakistan’s Special Olympics Program.
2. An NYU Alum With A Scholarship
Haya attended the New York University for her Master’s as a graduate in News and Documentary on a Fulbright scholarship grant.
3. Wears Many Hats In Her Professional Life
The award winning documentary filmmaker wears many hats in her professional life. Not only is she an Assistant Professor of Practice, Communication and Design since 2015 at Habib University, she is also a trainer for storytelling and filmmaking internationally. Did you know Pakistan has a Documentary Association? Well, Ms. Iqbal is the Co-Founder of the Association which leads with an initiative to make the medium of documentaries more accessible in Pakistan.
4. A Long List Of Accolades
Haya has a long list of accolades to her name:
- Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short
- Winner of the Emmy Award for Best Documentary
- Winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Politics & Government Documentary
- Winner of the Alfred I. duPont Award
- Winner of the Foreign Press Association Media Award
- Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
- Winner of the One World Media Award
- Nominated for the Peabody Award
5. Highlights Many Prevalent Global Causes
Haya through her documentaries has covered a vast range of issues related to social justice, gender, militancy, climate change and water scarcity. Most of which are very current and afflict humankind in today’s world.
International media organisations reverted globally have featured her work; HBO Documentary, BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 UK, VICE, National Geographic Society, Redfish, CNN and the Thomson Reuters Foundation among others.
Have you watched her Emmy awarded documentaries?