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 Kenyon Review, Story Magazine and The New York Times. 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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Monday 4:15-5:15PM, Wednesday 4:15-5:15PM and other times by appointment. To make an appointment, please go to my Calendly:

Fall 2022
Film 104: Introduction to Collaborative Documentary Filmmaking
Film 453: The Art and Craft of Adaptation

Spring 2023
Film 105: Writing the Moving Image
Film 395: Autobiographical Storytelling


Spring 2023
FILM 105 - 01
Writing the Moving Image

FILM 395 - 01
Autobiographical Storytelling

Fall 2023
FILM 104 - 01
Collaborative Documentary Film

FILM 312 - 01
The Short Film