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Iram Parveen Bilal
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Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Bilal is a Physics Olympian turned filmmaker. She just directed her 7th film, EXTINCTION, a dystopian future where the #MuslimBan is taken to its extreme. Next, FORBIDDEN STEPS, a film about Islamophobia and Dance, a Film Independent writer/director lab project, is scheduled for filming in Fall 2017 in Los Angeles and Chicago. Bilal's debut feature, JOSH (Against The Grain) enjoyed theatrical and satelitte distribution in three continents and still continues to stream online and show in festivals around the world. It is now part of the permanent selection at the US Library of Congress, the first Pakistani feature length film to have that honor. Bilal volunteers as a core committee member for iWe, a coalition looking to change female representation in Hollywood, and is a co-chair on the Asian American Writer’s Committee at the WGA. She is also engaged and interested in activism for the rights of marginalized communities both here in the US and in Pakistan. Bilal initiated the formation of the Pakistani Oscar committee and is the founder of Pakistan’s first professional screenwriting lab (QALAMBAAZ). She sits on the board of the Caltech Y and is a fellow of WIF, FIND, IFP and the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.