Filmmaker, Journalist & Human Rights Activist
Nelofer Pazira is an award-winning Afghan-Canadian filmmaker, journalist and human rights activist. A former president of PEN Canada, and founder of Dyana Afghan Women’s Fund, she is a regular contributor to European, Canadian and other international media. Nelofer has traveled widely in the Middle East, covering the Arab revolutions, and has spent many months in Syria writing and broadcasting on the civil war. She won a Canadian literary award for her biographical work A Bed of Red Flowers: In search of my Afghanistan.
Think of the country, divided by two religions, partitioned in the first half of the 20th century by an arbitrary border drawn by departing Englishmen after centuries of colonialization. The larger part was agricultural, the smaller part more urban. The border has been a constant source of conflict and due to an election in one […]