Elizabeth Mirzaei is an award-winning director and cinematographer. Her first feature film, LAILA AT THE BRIDGE, won the F:ACT Award at CPH:DOX, was one of the top 20 audience favorites at Hot Docs, and was nominated for a Tim Hetherington Award at Sheffield. Elizabeth lived in Afghanistan for many years where she directed films for Al Jazeera English, the BBC, Discovery and numerous nonprofits. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Gulistan and daughter Maryam.