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Aisha Jamal is a filmmaker and film programmer based in Toronto, Canada. Her films have played venues and festivals world wide.  Her work often centers on people and their resilience in life.
Aisha's feature film debut A KANDAHAR AWAY, about her family's connection the small Saskatchewan, Canada hamlet of Kandahar, premiered in 2019 at the Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival in Toronto, Canada and is currently available to stream on CBC Gem and playing on television on the Documentary Channel. Her previous short films include the award-winning THE LONG WAY HOME (2017) and SEEDS OF THE PAST (2015). She recently directed, co-produced and co-wrote the documentary web series HOW WE DIE, an eleven part series about rethinking our relationship to death and dying. Her latest short film FIELD NOTES (2023) about a bird advocate premiered at Hot Docs 2023. 

Aisha holds a PhD from the University of Toronto in German cinema and she teaches part-time.


The Theft

Director, Co-producer, Writer

Feature documentary

In development / 90min

Produced by Storyline Entertainment & Kitab Productions


His Father’s Son

Executive Producer

Fiction feature directed by Meelad Moaphi

2023 / 81min

Telefilm Talent to Watch Selection

Persian Pride

Story Consultant

Fiction short directed by Bita Joudaki

2023 / 14min

Produced by Bita Joudaki Films

Field Notes

Director, Producer, DOP, Location Sound

Short documentary

2023 / 11min

Produced by Kitab Productions


Journalists on the Run

Field Producer

Mid-length documentary produced by Lauren Kawana

2022 / 34min

Produced by 52 Films

For Voice of America

How We Die: The Future of End of Life

Series Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Director 9 ep. (11 episodes, 2 seasons)

Documentary Web-series

2021/2022 / 11 x 7min

Produced by Kitab Productions

For Telus Stories for Caregivers

A Kandahar Away

Director, Writer

Feature Documentary

2019 / 78min

Produced by Kitab Productions

For Documentary Channel

The Long Way Home

Co-director, co-producer, co-writer

Documentary short

2017 / 13min

Produced by Three Water Productions

For In the Name of All Canadians Film Series

Seeds of the Past

Director, Producer, Writer

Documentary short

Produced by Kishmish Productions

For Aga Khan Museum's Silk Road Film Series

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