Nausheen Dadabhoy

Nausheen Dadabhoy, a Firelight Media Documentary Lab alum, is a Pakistani-American director and cinematographer from California. Nausheen’s work spans fiction and documentary films, including LA FEMME ET LE TGV (2016), a live action short film Oscar nominee; Emmy winning ARMED WITH FAITH (2018), NOT DONE: WOMEN REMAKING AMERICA (2020), GIRL UNBOUND: WAR TO BE HER (2016) and CONSCIENCE POINT (2019) which all air nationally on PBS. Nausheen's films have screened at festivals worldwide including Sundance, TIFF, Tribeca, Locarno and have appeared on Netflix, HBO, and Showtime.

Nausheen is currently directing a feature film about the last 20 years of Muslim life in America also entitled AN ACT OF WORSHIP. She received her MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. In addition to Firelight Media and Field of Vision, the film has received support from the Ford Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Soros Foundation, the Tribeca Film Institute, the International Documentary Association, among others.


An Act of Worship

Program Affiliations

Documentary Lab

Cohort Years

2017-2019 (Documentary Lab)
2017 (OUR 100 DAYS)


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