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The Injured Body (2024)

Return to Sender (2023)

A Thin Wall (2015)

Pakistan One on One (2011)

The Muslims I Know (2008)

Return to Sender: Women of Color in Colonial Postcards & the Politics of Representation is a short film that explores Orientalist images of Indian women, circulated as postcards, during the British Raj. It opens up a conversation about objectification, beauty standards, identity, the colonial male gaze, and otherness. The film will premiere on Oct 1st, 2023 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York, and will be followed by a community discussion. This project is supported by a NYSCA grant administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

Experimental short film: In 2021, Mara Ahmed’s Le Mot Juste [Part One] was selected for a juried exhibition by the South Asia Institute in Chicago. Diasporic Rhizome, their first virtual exhibition, ran from March 15th – May 15th 2021. More info here.