Laura Poitras is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and artist. She is currently finishing a trilogy of films about post-9/11 America. The first film My Country, My Country, focused on the Iraq War and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. The second film, The Oath, was about Guantanamo, and it won a cinematography award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Shahzia Sikander received her BFA in 1992 from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995.Internationally recognized, Pakistani-American artist, Sikander is best known for her experimentation with the formal constructs of Indo-Persian miniature painting in a variety of formats and mediums.
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