Black Leaf Films creates powerful documentaries that tell stories from unique perspectives, challenge preconceptions and reveal often hidden structures of power.
Whether we're doing pure observational documentaries or current affairs investigations, our films seek to portray subjects fairly while explaining the underlying reasons behind social justice and human rights violations. We have an international frame and are experienced at filming in areas as diverse as Palo Alto and Palestine; Brazil and Boston; Syria, Sierra Leone and Seven Sisters in North London.
Our lead members, Ladan Anoushfar, Dan Davies, Ana Naomi De Sousa and Yasmin Fedda have between them directed, produced and exec’d films and documentary series for major broadcasters and online outlets including BBC World, Arte, PBS, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, and Channel 4, as well as feature documentaries that have been shown in festivals around the world. Our work has been been nominated for a BAFTA, an Asian TV Award, and a Foreign Press Award and we have won awards from Peabody and the New York Festival.