Sahar Zand

Sahar Zand

Explorer

“I’M ON A MISSION TO … UNCOVER THE DANGER OF HOPE.

SAHAR ZAND

Reporter & filmmaker (she/her)

Sahar is a British-Iranian reporter and filmmaker with extensive experience in long-form, current affairs and documentaries. Sahar has fronted and produced a range of award-winning stories from across the world, including in some of the most remote and hostile environments for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, Vice and a number of other international broadcasters.

Sahar has covered a variety of stories concerning major global issues, with a special focus on under-reported human-interest stories, including conflict, insurgencies, women’s rights, mental health and corruption.

Sahar was born in Iran and lived the first 12 years of her life there, before escaping the country with her mother and sister to avoid political persecution. After several years spent getting smuggled from border to border, and relocating between refugee camps across Europe, she eventually found herself in the UK. The adversity faced during these years has given Sahar an insight into marginalised communities, and allows her to report from a unique perspective rarely seen in mainstream media.

Sahar is also a patron of a number of charities focusing on refugee rights and supporting victims of honour-based violence.

My favourite TED talk:
The power of vulnerability
Brené Brown

SAHAR ZAND

Reporter & filmmaker (she/her)

Sahar is a British-Iranian reporter and filmmaker with extensive experience in long-form, current affairs and documentaries. Sahar has fronted and produced a range of award-winning stories from across the world, including in some of the most remote and hostile environments for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, Vice and a number of other international broadcasters.

Sahar has covered a variety of stories concerning major global issues, with a special focus on under-reported human-interest stories, including conflict, insurgencies, women’s rights, mental health and corruption.

Sahar was born in Iran and lived the first 12 years of her life there, before escaping the country with her mother and sister to avoid political persecution. After several years spent getting smuggled from border to border, and relocating between refugee camps across Europe, she eventually found herself in the UK. The adversity faced during these years has given Sahar an insight into marginalised communities, and allows her to report from a unique perspective rarely seen in mainstream media.

Sahar is also a patron of a number of charities focusing on refugee rights and supporting victims of honour-based violence.

My favourite TED talk:
The power of vulnerability
Brené Brown

Sahar Zand

Explorer

“I’M ON A MISSION TO … UNCOVER THE DANGER OF HOPE.

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