Sabiha Sumar

1961 –
Airing Silent Waters (2003) on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9:15 PM on TCM

Sabiha Sumar is a multiple award-winning filmmaker and a Sundance alumnus. As writer, director and producer she has made narrative features as well as documentaries. Her most notable films are Who Will Cast the First StoneSilent WatersDinner with the President and Azmaish: A Journey Through the Subcontinent. She produced the Academy Award and Emmy winner Saving Face.

Her works have screened at major film festivals such as Sundance, TIFF, MoMa, Locarno and BFI LFF. A large part of Sabiha’s films have been commissioned by ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte and 3Sat as well as BBC Films, Channel 4, PBS and HBO. Silent Waters won 17 international awards worldwide including the Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival. Currently she is creating a multicultural, international series set in London, Mumbai and Dubai titled Ordinary, Extraordinary.

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Suicide Warriors (1996)
Silent Waters (2003)
Good Morning Karachi (2013)
Chotay Shah (2016)