Nisha PahujaNisha Pahuja

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2011

Nisha Pahuja is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, researcher and writer. She recently co-wrote and directed Diamond Road, a three part series on the global diamond trade which explores the diverse realities of people whose lives revolve around this gem - from the impoverished miners of Sierra Leone to the wealthy dealers of New York. The series has been broadcast internationally to excellent reviews and received the 2008 Gemini award for best documentary series. The feature version of Diamond Road premiered at IDFA in 2007. Pahuja's Bollywood Bound, about a quartet of NRIs who travel to India to make it big in Bollywood, screened at numerous film festivals and was widely telecast around the world. It was nominated for a Gemini in 2002. Her print writing has appeared in Elle magazine and various anthologies. She has recently done some writing for filmmakers Deepa Mehta and David Hamilton.

The World Before Her

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2011 (Spotlighting Women Documentary Award)
TFI Screening Series | 2012