Halimah Tariq

Lawyer and aspiring documentary filmmaker Halimah Tariq’s short film Scarred Reality focuses on the devastating effects of acid attacks on women in Pakistan—and shows how survivors are rebuilding their lives. Her latest film, Fatima, which exposes the working conditions of female brickmakers in the kilns around Lahore, won the 2018 Green IS Environmental Film Award at the ConnectHER Film Festival. The film also sparked ConnectHER to launch a fundraising project to buy an ambulance to attend to the brickmakers’ critical health needs. Recently Halimah launched a Girls Impact the World global chapter in Islamabad, which brings students and activists together to screen films and spark a conversation about issues impacting women and girls.