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

The threat from the rise of #far- #right terrorism in #Britain could be diminishing after #BorisJohnson’s election victory because supporters of the #ideology feel they are being listened to, according to a former head of #MI5. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/29/threat-from-far-right-may-be-receding-since-tories-election-victory?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

This reminds me of my childhood when I’d deliver small groceries to grandma like this. And the cat we had at the time would love sleeping in the basket when not used. https://www.dailysabah.com/life/a-basket-through-the-window-covid-19-revives-turkish-delivery-tradition/news

No doubt #WhenCoronaVirusIsOver we will still be fucked. https://twitter.com/rbreich/status/1243607448558211072

Doctors & medical personnel are putting lives on the line treating #COVID19 patients.

In England, three Muslim doctors passed away while trying to save others.

- Dr. Amged El-Hawrani
- Dr. Adil El-Tayar
- Dr. Habib Zaidi

Honor their memories by **STAYING HOME**

A total of 1,019 people with coronavirus have died in the UK, and there are 17,089 confirmed cases of the virus, figures show

https://bbc.in/2wzLU2T

While #CoronaQuarantine is leading to sad but predictable (guys just stop!) spike in domestic violence mostly by men against women- pausing to recognize the good men in our midst. TU @nazirafzal for all you do every day. https://twitter.com/nazirafzal/status/1244230483694596096

What baffled me the most is that previously the Indonesian government released a statement from clerics stating that because of their prayers, Indonesia was free from coronavirus. https://buff.ly/3bohfnD

An Arab immigrant who lives Italy 🇮🇹 and owns a fruit market is giving away fruit for free.

His sign reads: “You welcomed me into your country for 10 years. Today I return my favor to you.”

Our first NHS Heroes who gave their lives to protect their fellow British citizens from Covid19:

Amged el-Hawrani
Adel el-Tayar
Habib Zaidi

“Bloody Foreigners”
Remember them for their sacrifice

My babies are too young to read this now. And they’d barely recognize me in my gear. But if they lose me to COVID I want them to know Mommy tried really hard to do her job. #GetMePPE #NYC

Fatima Ibrahim was the first Muslim woman from Africa to be elected as President of the Women’s International Democratic Federation. https://buff.ly/2WON19D

A must read piece by @harari_yuval
"It is crucial to remember that anger, joy, boredom and love are biological phenomena just like fever and a cough"
@FinancialTimes https://amp.ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75

When we saw this video of women desparate for #water in Maweyah #Yemen we did not just watch we too ACTION
@Food4Humanity members with kind hearts donated to get this village the water they need. I managed to mediate with villagers so that the well can be rehabilitated for all

sister-hood publishes the work of women of Muslim heritage. If you have something to contribute, get in touch! https://buff.ly/2RgHUfs

“Women Peace and Security in the Time of Corona" Centre Director @sanambna calls our attention to the gendered impacts, the realities of women living this pandemic & the relevance of the #WPS agenda now more than ever in our latest blog: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2020/03/25… @whatthewomensay

⁦@EddieHearn⁩ demanding you drop
⁦@bjsaunders_⁩ for his disgraceful comments on Domestic Violence.

Billy Joe Saunders apologises for video giving 'advice' on hitting women | Boxing | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/mar/28/billy-joe-saunders-apologises-for-video-giving-advice-on-hitting-women

While in these testing times we are living in, It's been great to see so many people #reconnecting their #CommonGround And pulling together for the greater good, Sadly there's always some that insist on carrying the burden of #Hate
#WeAreInItTogether #staySafe #StayConnected

Hey @Twitter please take this down. I'm sure you don't encourage women to be abused. @metpoliceuk , I hope you are prioritising domestic violence in this times of crisis. @dviolenceuk https://twitter.com/JackGrimmer/status/1243909728213876742

In these times of hatred & division we need to continue promoting understanding and love – @Deeyah_Khan

#quote #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha #SundayMotivation

Portugal to treat migrants as residents during coronavirus crisis https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-portugal-idUKKBN21F0MC?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook