IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund Grantee

Nausheen Dadabhoy

Grant Year(s):
2020
Filmmaker Nausheen Dadabhoy

Dadabhoy is a Pakistani-American director and cinematographer from California. As a cinematographer Nausheen has lensed a number of narrative and documentary films: The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion (2019), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is currently streaming on Netflix; La Femme et Le TGV (2016), a live-action short Oscar nominee; the Emmy Award winning Armed with Faith (2018, additional cinematographer); Girl Unbound: War to Be Her (2016), which premiered at TIFF and aired on POV; Conscience Point (2019), which aired on Independent Lens; and J’adore Nawal a short for HBO Documentaries (2018), which premiered at Sundance. Her directorial debut The Ground Beneath Their Feet (2014) premiered at IDFA in the first appearance competition. Nausheen has been a Film Independent Project:Involve Fellow (2011), a Berlin Talents participant (2017), a Firelight Fellow (2018), Chicken & Egg Eggcelerator Lab Fellow (2019), a newportFILM Documentary Cinematography Fellow (2019) and she is currently a Soros Equality Fellow (2020). She was part of DOCNYC’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list which features the talented and diverse voices in documentary filmmaking today. Nausheen received her MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. She is based in New York, Los Angeles and Karachi, Pakistan.


An Act of Worship

An Act of Worship explores what it means to be a Muslim in America.