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Farida Pacha

Filmmaker

Director: Watch Over Me

Farida Pacha was born in Mumbai, India in 1972 and studied filmmaking at Southern Illinois University, USA. Her debut feature documentary, My Name is Salt, won 34 awards including the main prizes at IDFA, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Madrid and Mumbai film festivals. Interested in exploring the human condition, Farida relies on a distinctive observational style to tell intimate stories that slowly unfold over time.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival