MAHNOOR YAR KHAN
Mahnoor is a filmmaker and drama therapist. She has a degree in psychology and sociology from Osmania University in Hyderabad. Mahnoor started her career as a filmmaker in Toronto, Canada in 1983. She was assistant editor on “Ordure,” a student film that won the jury prize at the Canadian Student Film Festival. In the same year she worked on the film “Bread” as Production Manager, which won the Blue Ribbon Award at the 26th American Film Festival 1984. Since then she has worked on a number of social service films in India in the capacity of director. In 1991 she co-directed the film "Farewell to Sri Lanka" which was selected for screening the following year at the Mumbai International Film Festival.
In 2016 she curated a multi-media show on Palestine that included 50 artworks produced by young artists from Gaza. The show travelled to five cities and was held at multiple venues.