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BRIGID MAHER is a filmmaker and tenured, associate professor of Film and Media Arts Division in the School of Communication at American University. Her previous documentary, Veiled Voices, focuses on the phenomenon of Muslim women religious leaders in Islam. Veiled Voices is distributed by Typecast Releasing in the United States and has screened on over 150 public television stations and three national networks. Al Jazeera Network recently acquired the film for broadcast in the Middle East and North Africa. The film has additional international distribution through TVF International and has screened in numerous international festivals in the United States and abroad. Several of her films have international distribution, including her latest documentary, The Mama Sherpas  released in 2015 alongside producer Ricky Lake and Abby  Epstien (The Business of Being Born) Maher won a Fulbright  Senior Award to teach broadcast media in Lebanon in the spring of 2005.

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