Behind the Scenes on Big Stories Bongkud-Namaus. Photo by Mahira Khairia.

Behind the Scenes on Big Stories Bongkud-Namaus. Photo by Mahira Khairia.

 

Nadira Ilana

Born and raised between seas and mountains in the city of Kota Kinabalu, Nadira acquired her BFA in Film & TV from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Montclair State University, USA (student exchange). Since 2010, she has worked as a director for independent short films, documentaries and corporate videos; assistant director for feature films, TV programmes and commercials and writer. She divides her time between Sabah and in Kuala Lumpur, where she is based.

Nadira began making documentaries in 2012 with The Silent Riot as part of Freedom Film Festival. With a love of people, nature, history and indigenous cultures, Nadira is a stickler for research who likes to play and is constantly challenging herself to search for new ways of seeing the world through the eyes of others. Another passion of hers is to foster community building spaces, whether it is to enable people and minorities to tell their own stories, or forming spaces for film lovers and filmmakers.

 

 

 

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