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Islamabad, Pakistan Screenings and State Department Work

"Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation" screened at the Islamic University in Islamabad. The screening happened because an Iqbal Fellow at the University saw that Jennifer Lee had screened clips from her film at Santa Monica City College for Women, Action, Media and asked Jennifer to screen clips at a conference in Islamabad via Skype. 

Screenings of "Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation" in Islamabad

Khushboo Ali and me in Islamabad

The beginning of my relationship with the women of the Critical Thinking Forum at the International Islamic University, Islamabad began in 2013 when Dr. Munazza Yaqoob invited me to come to Islamabad to screen "Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation."

The film screened at three different universities; International Islamic University, National University of Modern Languages in Islamabad and Fatima Jinnah University for Women in Rawalpindi. 

Later, in the in summer of 2016, Dr. Yaqoob asked me to be the coordinator of a State Department funded trip to bring eight Islamic University academics to Los Angeles for a cultural exchange trip. I set up five panel discussions throughout LA. 

Again, in  December of 2016 I was asked to travel to Islamabad and be one of their keynote speakers at the Women and the Environment conference, another State Department event. I screened some clips from my new film, " The Deep Green Gardens of Gordon Avenue"


"Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation" is really inspirational! CTF discussion today marks the history of our women's active and meaningful grass root participation in the global/transnational movement. Today CTF documented that for women it has become imperative to make personal political for a positive social change. It is a giant leap. well done CTF and thanks Jennifer Lee for being with us!" Dr. Munazza Yaqoob, 2013
 "After watching the documentary and then post documentary session, I felt women in our country are bit lucky as they did not have to struggle a lot for inclusion of their rights in constitution. but we have to struggle for the awareness of those rights and then their effective implementation of those laws. And changes which I witnessed within last decade are making me confident that we have attained a lot." - Rubia Akram, 2013