Deeyah Khan Wins International Emmy

Oct 9, 2018

Norwegian British film director and activist, Deeyah Khan, has won her second Emmy award in the Current Affairs category at the International Emmy Awards in New York. The award was given for her latest film, White Right: Meeting with the Enemy, an investigation into the rise of white nationalism and far-right extremism in America since Trump’s presidency. The film was created by Fuuse, Khan’s production company and was first premiered in the UK on ITV.

The awards were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during a ceremony that took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City.

This is Khan’s second International Emmy award, having won her first for the film Banaz A Love Story, which follows the brutal ‘honour’ killing of a young British-Kurdish woman.