Mishal Mahmud

Mishal Mahmud is a Pakistani writer/director. Her most recent film, BREACH OF TRUST, is an award-winning documentary short about the USC George Tyndall sexual assault case told from the point of view of the women advocating for change. BREACH OF TRUST has won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at USC’s First Look 2020 Industry Awards, Best Student Documentary at the Impact Doc Awards, and landed on the shortlist at the BAFTA Students Awards. Mishal graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a Masters in Film and Television Production. Her most recent project, WITNESS, recently became a recipient of the BAFTA-GSA grant. (05/21)

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Breach of Trust


A film by Mishal Mahmud, 2019, 24 min, Color

The high-profile sexual assault scandal at the University of Southern California involving Dr. George Tyndall, the only full-time gynecologist in the school’s student health clinic from 1989 to 2016, first made headlines when journalists Harriet Ryan and Matt Hamilton exposed horrific abuses in a 2018 LA Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report. USC recently announced it…

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