Saher Shakir is a freelance journalist, documentary producer and writer based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her work focuses on identity issues in the Middle East and South Asia and its diaspora. She is currently directing a feature documentary on the LGBTQIA community in Kabul, Afghanistan. Before that, Shakir worked as an associate producer at VICE Media and covered stories in the field including the declining relevance of HBCU’s in New Orleans and the use of basketball as a political tool in Lebanon, for which her team won the 2017 Producers Guild (PGA) Award. Prior to journalism, Shakir worked as a corporate attorney for a global law firm and represented refugees seeking asylum from Iraq and Syria.