Rita Meher is Tasveer’s co-founder and executive director. In addition to managing the organization’s daily operations, she oversees the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival and Aaina: South Asian Women’s Festival every year. Rita has received awards from the Seattle Globalist (2015) and has been named a Rising Star (NW Asian Weekly, 2015), and Community Voice (International Examiner, 2017).
Laila Kazmi is an Emmy Award-winning producer and filmmaker. Her stories have aired on PBS television stations in Seattle, San Diego, Boston and streamed on PBS NewsHour. Her articles have been published on PBS NewsHour online, ColorLines Magazine, The Seattle Times, and Pakistan’s daily Dawn. She blogs at Sufdari.com.