Anya is a Pakistani-Dutch writer, filmmaker and economist.
Anya has over a decade of experience telling stories in a variety of mediums, distilling complex messages and finding commonality in grey areas. Her thought-provoking, poetic and sometimes humorous stories aim to break stereotypes, encourage critical thinking and catalyze change. Anya believes deeply in building community. Her debut documentary How She Moves, has toured 18 film festivals globally, and won 4 awards and 2 nominations. Anya’s short films Even On The Mountain and Asma are in post-production, and she is working on a feature screenplay Price of Gold and a novel Where The River Meets the Storm. She has an MA in Film & Media Production from American University and an MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.