ABOUT

Writer and director Shamim Sarif is a multi-award-winning novelist, screenwriter and director for film and TV with a focus on stories aligned with feminism, social impact and humanism. She has long been an advocate for the rights of women and the LGBTQ+ community.

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Shamim’s Books

The Shadow Mission

The gripping sequel to The Athena Protocol, a feminist Bourne Identity that New York Times bestselling author… READ MORE

The Athena Protocol

Jessie is a young, ambitious and hot-headed agent at Athena – a top secret, socially conscious, all-female organization… READ MORE

Despite the Falling Snow

In present-day Boston, seventy-year-old Alexander Ivanov has built a successful business empire… READ MORE

The World Unseen

In 1950’s South Africa, free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and… READ MORE

I Can’t Think Straight

From the award winning writer of The World Unseen and Despite the Falling Snow comes a spirited tale about culture… READ MORE

The Shadow Mission

The gripping sequel to The Athena Protocol, a feminist Bourne Identity that New York Times bestselling author… READ MORE

The Athena Protocol

Jessie is a young, ambitious and hot-headed agent at Athena – a top secret, socially conscious, all-female organization… READ MORE

Despite the Falling Snow

In present-day Boston, seventy-year-old Alexander Ivanov has built a successful business empire… READ MORE

The World Unseen

In 1950’s South Africa, free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and… READ MORE

I Can’t Think Straight

From the award winning writer of The World Unseen and Despite the Falling Snow comes a spirited tale about culture… READ MORE

Films

Despite the Falling Snow

from Enlightenment Productions

I Can’t Think Straight

from Enlightenment Productions

The World Unseen

from Enlightenment Productions

The House of Tomorrow

from Enlightenment Productions

Speaking Engagements

TEDxHolyLand

Award winning writer and director Shamim Sarif talks about the creative power of imagination at TEDxHolyLand in Jerusalem

Why Art Matters

Shamim Sarif at the INK Conference

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Shamim Sarif at the INK Conference

In Conversation with Shamim Sarif

Interview | Another Gaze Journal

Articles

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Author Shamim Sarif on Why Writing Diversity is Here to Stay

Shondaland

Confronted with the idea that diversity is only a cultural trend, the author of “The Athena Protocol” argues that portraying “otherness” actually includes us all… READ ARTICLE

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From Fiction to Real-Life Change

Ms. Magazine

I didn’t want to document her life. I wanted to re-tell the story and ask: What does it take to make someone feel that she could actually have a choice in a world where that feels impossible? What traditions would she have to challenge?… READ ARTICLE

Shamim Sarif author article on Glaad.org

Making Waves in the YA Thriller and Screenwriting Worlds

GLAAD.org

Award-winning Canadian / British novelist / screenwriter / director Shamim Sarif embraces all the hyphenates. A brown / feminist / lesbian of South African / Indian / Muslim heritage, her books and films have always been about inclusion, support, and creating non-stereotypical and authentic representation for underserved voices… READ ARTICLE

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