Elizabeth Mirzaei is an award-winning director and cinematographer. Elizabeth lived in Afghanistan for many years where she directed films for Al Jazeera English, the BBC, Discovery and numerous nonprofits. Her first feature film, LAILA AT THE BRIDGE, won best documentary at CPH:DOX and the Bergen International Film Festival and screened at numerous festivals including Locarno. The film was also a Top 20 Audience Favorite at Hot Docs and was nominated for a Tim Hetherington Award at Sheffield. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Gulistan and daughter Maryam. She is currently in production on a feature documentary.