Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Malika Zouhali-Worrall, a Firelight Media Documentary Lab alum, is a British-Moroccan filmmaker based in New York. An Emmy Award-winning director, her directing credits include Call Me Kuchu, which premiered at the Berlin  Film Festival in 2012, and broadcast on Netflix and the BBC; Thank You For Playing, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015, broadcast on POV, and received an Emmy  Award, and French broadcaster ARTE’s Earn A Living series (IDFA, 2018).

Malika is in post- production on two short films commissioned by The New York Times OpDocs and PBS American Masters, and currently in development on her third feature-length film. Malika is an instructor in documentary filmmaking at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art in Brooklyn, New York. She is a 2015 Firelight Lab Fellow, a 2019 Chicken & Egg Awardee, and a 2020 Sundance Momentum Fellow.


Thank You for Playing
Amyra León: Strange Grace

Program Affiliations

Documentary Lab
William Greaves Fund

Cohort Years

2015-2016 (Documentary Lab)
2020 (William Greaves Fund)


Social Media


Documentary Lab
In the Making
William Greaves Fund

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