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Shelley Saywell

Shelley Saywell's career as an independent documentary filmmaker started bravely and auspiciously in 1986 when she set off for the Sahara to document the nomadic Bishari tribes and Shahira, an Egyptian woman who worked to help the Bishari survive.

Since then, Saywell has written and directed 10 independent international documentaries which have been critically acclaimed and honored with many awards, including an Emmy for "Crimes of Honour".

Saywell's choice of subject-matter has consistently focused on issues of human rights. In 1997 after completing "Kim's Story: The Road from Vietnam" she was awarded UNESCO's Gandhi Silver Medal for Promoting the Culture of Peace. In 2000, a special committee of the United Nations held a private screening of "Crimes of Honour" at its New York headquarters. Saywell's film "A Child's Century of War" was short-listed for the 2003 Academy Awards. (3/11)


In the Name of the Family
A Film by Shelley Saywell, 2010, 60 min., Color

Schoolgirl Aqsa Parvez, sisters Amina and Sarah Said, and college student Fauzia Muhammad were all North American teenagers—and victims of premeditate...



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