Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Khan

Literaty Agent

Deeyah Khan is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary film director and founder of Fuuse, a media and arts company that puts women, people from minorities, and third-culture kids at the heart of telling their own stories.

In 2016, she became the first UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for artistic freedom and creativity.  She has received many honours for her work supporting freedom of expression, human rights and peace including the Ossietzky prize, the University of Oslo’s Human Rights Award and the Peer Gynt Prize from the Parliament of Norway.

Born in Norway to immigrant parents of Pashtun and Punjabi ancestry, Deeyah’s experience of living between different cultures, both the beauty and the challenges, shapes her artistic vision. Her 2012 multi-award winning documentary Banaz: A Love Story chronicles the life and death of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman murdered by her family in a so-called honour killing.  Deeyah’s second film, the Grierson and Bafta award-nominated Jihad, involved two years of interviews and filming with Islamic extremists, convicted terrorists and former jihadis.

One of Fuuse’s recent initiatives, born of Deeyah’s own experiences, is sister-hood, a digital magazine and a series of live events spotlighting the voices of women of Muslim heritage. Deeyah has also produced a number of critically acclaimed albums, including Listen to the Banned, a compilation that brought together musicians from around the world who have been subject to persecution, censorship and imprisonment.

The focus of Deeyah’s work and access to voices that are often overlooked and misunderstood has led to increasing demand as a speaker at international human rights events and platforms including the United Nations. She was described by The Times of London thus: “To say Deeyah Khan is an inspiration is an understatement. She is one of the bravest, most indomitable women… facing down bullies and extremists with intelligence and unflinching spirit.”

Deeyah Khan @Deeyah_Khan

I am profoundly grateful to @FrittOrd @KnutOlavAmas for this great honour and truly special evening. 🙏🏽❤️

https://kommunikasjon.ntb.no/pressemelding/fritt-ords-pris-for-2020-tildelt-deeyah-khan?publisherId=17847870&releaseId=17921062

kraften i å engasjere seg i mennesker som har en annen mening enn min egen, i å lytte til dem, og i å behandle dem med verdighet. Hvis vi knebler dialogen gjennom scenenekt og sensur, mister vi vår mulighet til å bygge forståelse og finne løsninger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDWroX4L9eQ

If anyone deserved @FrittOrd’s award for promoting freedom of expression, public debate, art and culture, it was @Deeyah_Khan. Her impact and work is beyond a tweet, but mix compassion, bravery and determination and you are 10 percent there. Her speech says it all. 👏👏Deeyah💪👊🏻 https://twitter.com/deeyah_khan/status/1464221735109206019

Babies are dying & ‘time is running out’ for Afghanistan if international aid doesn’t arrive @itvnews is told for our special report on News at Ten tonight. Severe malnutrition is rising, 3.2 million children could be at risk just months after Taliban takeover. @JulietBremner. https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1464347299321102340

How Love Will Defeat Hate | Russell Brand & Deeyah Khan | Under The Skin http://dlvr.it/SD9P1j | @rustyrockets #UnderTheSkinPodcast #RussellBrand #Philosophy

@dualipaul https://www.vox.com/world/2019/1/14/18151799/extremism-white-supremacy-jihadism-deeyah-khan

This amazing film maker, Deeyah Khan, meets with right wingers and explores the emotional drivers behind their beliefs. "Unite the right" is brilliant, she asks into that question you're asking in a really subtle, clever way.

. @Deeyah_Khan kunne i går etter et års utsettelse endelig ta imot Fritt Ords Pris for 2020. Under talen sin i operaen tok hun opp kraften i å engasjere i mennesker som har en annen mening enn ens egen. https://bit.ly/3oQyypK

Congratulations for #FrittOrdsPris @Deeyah_Khan very well deserved
Keep Rocking

@FrittOrd

https://youtu.be/EDWroX4L9eQ

Gratulerer så mye med fritt ords pris, @Deeyah_Khan Fortjent! https://youtu.be/EDWroX4L9eQ

Support the @whatthewomensay Afghanistan Emergency Relief Fund: https://mailchi.mp/icanpeacework.org/support-our-afghanistan-emergency-relief-fund

This week we have highlighted our #Somalia #GenderAndExtremisms case study which features human rights organization @WitnessSomalia.

Key takeaways from the case, titled "Agents of Change: Transforming Gender Roles and Extremism in #Somalia" below⬇️ #PVE https://bit.ly/3ptK1NV

kraften i å engasjere seg i mennesker som har en annen mening enn min egen, i å lytte til dem, og i å behandle dem med verdighet. Hvis vi knebler dialogen gjennom scenenekt og sensur, mister vi vår mulighet til å bygge forståelse og finne løsninger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDWroX4L9eQ

Secret schools are reappearing in Afghanistan: With most schools for teenage girls still shut, many teachers are defying the Taliban’s de facto ban and teaching them anyway. My story from #Kabul: https://www.wsj.com/articles/afghan-teachers-defy-taliban-by-secretly-schooling-teenage-girls-11637862558?st=wqq31cbyht91687&reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter via @WSJ

Turkey accused of using Interpol summit to crack down on critics https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/nov/25/turkey-accused-of-using-interpol-summit-to-crack-down-on-critics

Grateful to be part of @hrw, one of the few intl org documenting the unspeakable suffering for civilians in Marib.

Marib deserves all intl aid orgs’ support.

Houthis must end their unlawful attacks & allow aid access. #yemen

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/24/yemen-houthi-forces-attack-displace-villagers

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
– Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

#16days
#OrangeTheWorld
#EndViolence
#IDEVAW
#InternationalDaytoEndViolenceAgainstWomen
#PeacebyHer
#GenerationEquality

@Deeyah_Khan revindica la fuerza que surge del diálogo con los que no piensan como nosotros. Veamos sus valiente documentales para aprender https://twitter.com/FrittOrd/status/1463511611986096136

In production on a new TV show #BigAndSmall presented by @jimalkhalili!

How Love Will Defeat Hate | Russell Brand & Deeyah Khan | Under The Skin https://youtu.be/gP-ekeEQXkc via @YouTube

I går kunne Deeyah Khan etter et års utsettelse endelig ta imot Fritt Ords Pris for 2020. Her er vårt intervju med henne like etter at prisen ble offentliggjort i fjor. https://rushprint.no/2020/12/den-neste-trump-kan-vaere-langt-mer-strategisk-og-presis/