Ladan Anoushfar

senior video producer As Equals CNN

Ladan Anoushfar is the Senior Video Producer of As Equals, CNN's award-winning series reporting on gender inequality. She is a multi-award-winning filmmaker who has produced, directed, and edited films for CNN, BBC World, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, as well as organisations such as Public Health England and the Aga Khan Architecture Foundation.

After studying at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London, she trained with cinema legend Abbas Kiarostami and double Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi in Iran where some of her projects are set. She won an Emmy award and a Gracie award for videos reporting on systemic gender inequality for CNN. Before her time at CNN, Ladan co-founded Black Leaf Films in 2018, an independent production company that works on delivering films, investigations and series on underreported social issues for platforms such as Al Jazeera English, BBC and Channel 4 News. Her film The Sanctions Hotel looking at the resilience of Iranians in the face of sanctions was a runner-up for a Foreign Press Association award as well as the winner of a silver medal at the New York Festival's Best Film and TV Awards. In 2019 she worked on the one-hour doc Stealing From the Sick for BBC Africa Eye, which was the winner of the AIB’s award for Best Investigative Documentary.

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