Author Spotlight

Farihah Zaman

Farihah Zaman is a queer Bangladeshi American filmmaker, critic, and curator, and director of grants and fellowships for Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Her first feature was Remote Area Medical, followed by This Time Next Year and Feast of the Epiphany. Her documentary shorts include To Be Queen, part of the Emmy-nominated New York Times Op-Doc series From Here to Home, and the Sundance-award-winning Netflix Original Ghosts of Sugar Land, which was shortlisted for a 2020 Academy Award nomination. Zaman has written for Reverse Shot, Film Comment, Elle, Filmmaker Magazine, and the A.V. Club, among other publications, and curates Infinite Beauty, a monthly series at Museum of the Moving Image showcasing Muslim/MENASA cinema. She is a member of the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

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Blood and Guts in High School

John Fawcett’s 2001 cult classic Ginger Snaps—a highlight of the Criterion Channel’s High School Horror collection—uses the werewolf trope to explore the psychosexual anxieties of female adolescence.

By Farihah Zaman