Zahida Pirani

Zahida Pirani studied nonfiction filmmaking at Columbia University as a Charles H. Revson Fellow in 2009-10. She is the former Director of the New York Civic Participation Project (NYCPP), a project of La Fuente Inc., which is a community-labor collaboration that works with various immigrant rights organizations and labor unions in New York and surrounding areas. Zahida has taught as an adjunct professor at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.


Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor
Zahida Pirani
2014, 17 min., Color, US
JUDITH: PORTRAIT OF A STREET VENDOR is a documentary short that takes the audience on an intimate journey into the daily life of Judith, a street vendor from Guatemala who lives and works in New York City. Judith exposes the routine obstacles and struggles she and her fellow immigrant vendors face d...

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