Shahida Tulaganova


Producer/director Shahida Tulaganova has more than 20 years of experience in news, current affairs, and documentary film with the BBC (U.K.), Channel 4 (U.K.), and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Czech Republic).

She has produced a number of documentary films, two of which won major prizes. Airport Donetsk, the story of the epic battle for Donetsk Airport in Eastern Ukraine, won best documentary at Artdocfest in 2015. How To Plan A Revolution, which followed the fight of young opposition leaders in Azerbaijan against an autocratic regime, won the Prix Europa for best current affairs television program in 2006. Her film Cries From Syria, which she co-produced with Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017 and was released on HBO.

Tulaganova is also an experienced war reporter. She reported from occupied Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Turkey, and Somalia, as well as across the Caucasus, Ukraine, and Central Asia.

She is also known for the BBC Panorama feature My Fake Passports And Me, an investigation into passport forgery in Europe.