Director, Devi (Bangladesh)
Subina Shrestha is a filmmaker and journalist who likes to push boundaries in storytelling. Her work ranges from print stories on the New York Times, to short fiction in virtual reality. Her documentaries on Al Jazeera have been used by various educational institutions including Columbia School of Journalism, SOAS, and by human rights organizations in the Hague to discuss modern day slavery and the Maoist conflict. Her news coverage on Nepal’s earthquake and its aftermath earned her multiple awards including an Emmy nomination. She was nominated for the Rory Peck Award for her camerawork while undercover, reporting in Myanmar during the cyclone Nargis. She was a 2017 Nieman fellow at Harvard and a 2019 Global Media Maker Fellow at Film Independent.