Haya Fatima Iqbal


Haya Fatima Iqbal is an Academy and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. She directs, produces, and shoots films across Pakistan. Haya is an Acumen fellow and a Fulbright scholar. She holds a Masters in News & Documentary from New York University. She teaches journalism. She also trains people in storytelling, filmmaking and journalism in Pakistan and abroad. Haya is the Co-Founder of Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP), an initiative to promote the culture of documentary watching in public spaces all over Pakistan.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021


Haya Fatima Iqbal, The Sky is Far, The Earth is Tough, 2021
Shahbano, Zarb Ali and Nusrat are all residents of district Ghizer, which is one the most prone districts to climate disasters and is host to a simmering mental health crisis. It has had the highest rates of suicides in the past seven years. The film explores how climate change has an impact on the mental health of mountain communities affected by climate disasters, through a human lens.
The Sky is Far, The Earth is Tough, 2021