Sadia Shepard is the author of The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir, which was published by The Penguin Press (USA), Atlantic Books (UK), Meulenhoff (The Netherlands) and Penguin India (India) in 2008. She received a BA from Wesleyan University, an MA from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar to India in 2001. Shepard's writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times and Vogue India, among other publications.

In addition to writing, she also produces documentary films. She produced The September Issue, R.J. Cutler's documentary portrait of the making of Vogue, which won the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2010 Cinema Eye Honors.

Her film In Search of the Bene Israel premiered on NDTV's Documentary 24x7 and at the 2009 New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center.

Her new film The Other Half of Tomorrow looks at contemporary Pakistan through the perspectives of dynamic female change-makers (artists, activists, educators, politicians and athletes). It premiered as the opening night presentation of the 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival.

Sadia has taught creative non-fiction writing at Columbia University and the Wesleyan Writers Workshop. She is currently developing a feature documentary about the Pakistan Women's Cricket Team.

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