Hena Ashraf is a filmmaker and artist. She creates in various mediums and has been making films since her teenage years. Hena’s roots are from the subcontinent, and she spent her early years in the U.K. before immigrating to America. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Hena lived in the land of NYC for 7 years. While in NY, she worked with various agencies, nonprofits, and media outlets for video and audio work, such as Democracy Now!, DCTV, the Knight Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of NYC, and various others. Hena has also taught and worked with youth through the Arbour Youth Centre in London, Khadijah’s Caravan, the Muslim Youth Voices project, Manhattan Youth, and the Tribeca Film Institute. As a writer-director, her short narrative film Small Delights won “Best Emerging Filmmaker” at the Queens World Film Festival.
Hena is now currently in Los Angeles, pursuing an MFA in Film Directing at UCLA. Hena tends to disappear into her headphones, blogs every now and then here and here, and you can find her always hating on social media.
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