Award-winning Pakistani filmmaker Shehzad Hameed Ahmad was recently honoured by United Women Singapore for championing the cause of gender equality through his films.
In an online ceremony, Singapore-based Ahmad was awarded the Gender Equality Impact Changemaker (Male Individual) award.
Over the last 10 years, Shehzad has done considerable work to highlight women’s causes and creating awareness for gender equality.
His work includes the likes of The Pakistani Four (2012), where he traversed across America to film the journey of four Pakistani American women; Flight of the Falcons (2015), that profiled the inspiring journey of Pakistani schoolteacher and her two-room school in Aroop, Gujranwala that highlighted the issues of girls’ education in rural Pakistan; and Nepal’s Child Brides 2017, that highlights the work of Nepali activists in creating awareness about this crucial issue.
He works on a range of different topics with his work being featured on TVF International, Toggle, DawnNews TV, National Geographic, TV Ontario, CNA and Crime and Investigation Channel, amongst others.
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