Film Category: Second Place Documentary
Film: “An Act of Worship”
Nausheen Dadabhoy (DIRECTOR, DP) is a Pakistani-American director and DP from Southern California. She received her MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. Since graduating, Nausheen has lensed a number of narrative and documentary films, including A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES (2015) with Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid and Geeta Gandbhir, and GIRL UNBOUND (2016), which premiered at TIFF. She also shot LA FEMME ET LE TGV (2016), a live action short film Oscar nominee. THE GROUND BENEATH THEIR FEET (2015) — her directorial debut following two Pakistani women after the 2005 earthquake — premiered at IDFA and was nominated for the OXFAM Global Justice Award.