Ariel Nasr

Ariel Nasr is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has earned an Oscar nomination, a Canadian Screen Award, and more than a dozen other awards from festivals around the world. Director of the National Film Board’s The Forbidden Reel, The Boxing Girls of Kabul, Good Morning Kandahar, and the interactive project Kabul Portraits, Ariel’s work encompasses writing, directing and producing across multiple formats and platforms and has been broadcast in Canada the US, across Latin America, Europe, East Asia and the Middle East. His acclaimed independent work includes writing and directing the documentary The Mosque: A Community’s Struggle (2019), which opened theatrically across Quebec. A King’s College honours graduate, Nasr started his filmmaking career as an assistant editor in the Halifax office of the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio.

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