Samar Khan

Founder, Ethnomedia; Documentary Filmmaker

Samar Minallah Khan is founder of Ethnomedia and a documentary filmmaker. Raised in Pakistan’s northwest frontier province and with a degree in anthropology from a European university, she decided after returning home to approach harmful cultural practices as an anthropologist and filmmaker. To catalyze social change, Khan partners with influential community members such as village elders and religious leaders, most of whom are men, to bring stories of men as heroes in the lives of their wives and daughters to the mainstream. Believing in the importance of engaging men to shift culture, she is working to bring about a world where women’s rights, freedoms, and value are universally acknowledged.

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