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Nina Chaudry

Director, producer and co-writer of Time for School: 2003 – 2016
Nina Chaudry is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She was recently the project director of Chasing the Dream, a public media reporting initiative about poverty in the United States. In this role, she executive produced a national broadcast documentary about the widely debated nationwide movement to increase the minimum wage; collaborated with WNYC’s On the Media to produce a multi-part radio documentary; oversaw a five-part digital series on the rise and fall of Atlantic City; and launched an Instagram photo journalism series documenting the lives of people living in poverty.
 
Previously, she produced a film about the education reformer Michelle Rhee for PBS’s Frontline. She was the senior producer of Women, War & Peace, a five-part PBS series on the strategic role of women in global conflict and peace-building. For seven years, she was a producer for the PBS Emmy Award-winning international series Wide Angle closely with global filmmakers on more than 40 documentaries, covering issues such as the drug-fueled corruption in Colombia, the challenges to fostering democracy in Afghanistan, and efforts to reduce maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Time for School originated as part of the Wide Angle series.
 
Nina has been a judge, panelist or featured speaker for the Independent Filmmaker Project, Firelight Media, ITVS, POV, the U.N. and several universities. She continues to mentor and advise independent filmmakers on their documentaries and is currently developing a film on the partition of British India in 1947, which resulted in one of the biggest and bloodiest migrations in human history and has left an indelible stain on Indo-Pakistan relations.