PASHA FILMS was founded by filmmaker Farheen Pasha Umar when she realized the news media offered few realistic and inspiring aspects of world culture.
An avid traveler to parts of the world where few would venture, Farheen is inspired to tell powerful stories that shed light on larger social and political issues.
Farheen's films and TV series have broadcast on networks CNBC, Al Jazeera, PBS and Amazon Prime reaching over 120 million homes worldwide. Her film WOMEN OF ISLAM is acquired by over 70 libraries and Universities including Yale, UC Berkeley and Mount Holyoke among others.
Her film FARAH was commissioned by Al Jazeera global television and was translated into three languages for broadcast to a worldwide audience on Al Jazeera World Television.
Pasha Films employs top professionals in the field of filming and editing to tell real stories that educate, entertain and inspire.
We have filmed in Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, Iran and USA to bring international stories that highlight how we are all more alike than different.
We have been invited to present our films and speak at Conferences, Universities and Library events. Farheen Umar makes an inspiring presentation about challenges and rewards of independent filmmaking, women in film, representation of Islam and Middle East in the West.
If you would like us to present a film, talk or conduct a documentary workshop at your event, do get in touch for available dates and topics.