Aisha Jamal is a filmmaker, occasional curator and university instructor. Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan Jamal spent her high- school years in Vancouver, Canada and moved to Toronto to complete her PhD in contemporary German cinema. During this time, she shot and directed her first documentary, Dolls and Bombs, as well as curating various film series and exhibits. Her main interest, academically and artistically, lie in conceptual and theoretical issues of migration and Diaspora. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.