Shirini Heerah was born in England in 1962 from Indian Guyanese parentage. In 1985 she graduated from Manchester University with a BA Hons Degree in American Studies and soon after began work for UK aid agencies in the field of development. In 1992, she moved to Cambodia to join Khemara, the country's first women's organization and local NGO. She worked on training in organizational development and produced exhibitions and audio-visual materials on the situation of women in Cambodia. In 1994, she continued this work from the UK and widened her remit to raise awareness on the status of women internationally. In 1996, she produced and co-directed "Beyond Beijing." (09/09)
A film by Shirini Heerah and Enrique Berrios, 1996, 42 min., Color
The 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and the parallel Forum (NGO) that took place in Beijing assembled the largest global gatherin...