Eighty: Iram Parveen Bilal and the Filmpreneur

Iram Parveen Bilal



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This week, we chat with writer/director/producer Iram Parveen Bilal about growing up in Pakistan and returning to make both film and social change. We also talk about her films Josh and The Forbidden Staps, leaving science for art, forming an Oscar committee, and self-distribution. Plus, Emily nerds out on The Expanse. Our character spotlight is the Pakistani animated character, The Burka Avenger.

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Iram's Twitter

Iram's website

Iram's TedX talk

Josh the film

Photos of Iram distributing food in Pakistan

Irams journey through producing and distributing Josh

The Burka Avenger

Film Independent

Dave Ross' "IDK Not Trump Though" compaign