nameera ahmed

Karachi, Pakistan


Nameera Ahmed is a documentary filmmaker and visual artist, Divemaster (PADI), Underwater Photographer (PADI), Digital Reviewer (Leonardo/ISAST and MIT Press), has been teaching at various at the Media Programme at Karachi University. 

Her films have had international screenings in Italy, Germany, Iran, Brazil, India, Qatar, Azerbaijan, The Netherlands, the U.S.A., Nepal, Turkey and Pakistan. She has been producing and directing documentary films on the themes of heritage and culture, music, women’s issues, health, education, social issues, tribal conflicts, and the environment. Her artworks have showcased at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin, Mohatta Palace Museum’s ‘Rising Tide’ exhibit, in Karachi, the 1 mile-square exhibit at the Arts Council, the ‘Rupture/Rapture’ show at the V.M. Art Gallery, at the Kathmandu International Art Festival, and the Ahmedabad International Art Festival in India.

In 2014 she was invited to the United States to conduct film workshops at the Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, and to screen her films at the UCLA in Los Angeles, Smith College in Northampton, the American University, Washington D.C., The Hill Center on Capitol Hill, the Blue Planet Scuba Diving Center, Washington D.C. and the Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey. Recently her film “The Mermaid of Churna Island” has screened at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival, and has also been invited to the Tehran International Short Film Festival 2015 and the Al-Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival, 2015 Doha, Qatar.