Sadia Shepard is a writer and documentary film producer. The author of The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir (The Penguin Press, 2008), Shepard’s writing has appeared in The Washington PostThe Times of IndiaWall Street Journal Magazine and The New York Times.

Her credits as a producer include The September Issue, an inside look at Vogue, and The Education of Mohammad Hussein for HBO, which was nominated for a 2014 International Documentary Association Award.

Her film In Search of the Bene Israel premiered on NDTV's Documentary 24x7 and at the 2009 New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center.

Her new documentary series The Other Half of Tomorrow introduces us to the disparate contexts that make up Pakistan’s complex culture—from a women’s rights’ workshop in a village in rural Punjab, to an underground dance academy in Karachi, to the playing fields of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team. It premiered as the opening night presentation of the 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival.

She teaches at Wesleyan University and lives with her family in New York City.

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