journalist + filmmaker

About Me

About Me

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Heba Elorbany is a journalist and filmmaker based in New York. She is currently a producer on AN ACT OF WORSHIP, a documentary about Muslim American activists working in resistance to Trump-era politics and Islamophobic policies. In 2017, she directed, shot, edited and produced her first documentary, LIFEHOUSE, a short investigative film about crisis pregnancy centers in New York City which earned her the Dupont-Crichton Award from Columbia University. In addition to making documentary films and videos, she produces audio stories and live radio performances. In her work, she covers a variety of topics including women's issues, religion & identity, politics & policy and cultural debates. She earned her master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she completed the documentary concentration of the program. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in English literature and Communication Arts with an emphasis in radio, film and television.