Sadia Quraeshi Shepard

Assistant Professor of Film Studies

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BA Wesleyan University
MA Stanford University
MFA Hunter College

Sadia Quraeshi Shepard

Sadia Quraeshi Shepard is a writer and documentary filmmaker. Her research and teaching is primarily concerned with observational documentary filmmaking, the craft of literature to film adaptations, and autobiographical storytelling.

The author of The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir (The Penguin Press), Shepard’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington PostThe New York Times and Guernica. Her credits as a documentary film producer include The September Issue (A&E Films) and The Education of Mohammad Hussein (HBO). Her films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, LA Independent Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival (Opening Night Selection) and others.


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Fall 2020
FILM 104 - 01
Doc Filmmaking: Intro Project

FILM 453 - 01
Film Adaptation