About the filmmaker

Sarah Jehaan Khan’s films The Ripple Effect, about rainwater harvesting in drought-ridden areas of Pakistan, and Harvesting Hope, which shined a spotlight on the health issues plaguing Pakistani women who are exposed to pesticides while picking cotton, both won Green IS Environmental Film Awards at the Girls Impact the World Film Festival. The Ripple Effect was subsequently used to train hundreds of women in Pakistan how to install rainwater collection systems for their household use. Both films were screened at multiple Asian Development Bank conferences, where Sarah presented the critical drought and pesticide issues to attending professors and chief justices from across Asia.


February 14, 2020
woman turning on kitchen fire

The Girls of the Desert

By Anabella Funk
February 14, 2020

This is Not a Drill

By Nassor Omar Ismial
September 17, 2019
Bean packages

Ecovillage Brachoua