Anisa Mehdi

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Anisa Marie Mehdi is a film director and journalist.

She is of half Iraqi and half Canadian descent.[1] She graduated from Wellesley College in 1978 and obtained her master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University.[2]

She worked as an associate producer at CBS News in New York on the news magazine series West 57th.[2]

Her most notable documentary was Inside Mecca, which she produced and directed for National Geographic television.

As executive producer of the PBS Frontline special "Muslims", she received the 2002 Cine Golden Eagle Award.[3]

She is currently writing a biography on her father, Dr. Mohammad T. Mehdi, an Arab American activist in the United States.[1] In 2007, Mehdi and two other writers launched the now-defunct Arab Writers Group Syndicate.[4]

In February 2016, she joined the editorial board of the intelligence company Stratfor.[5] As of 1998, Mehdi lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.[6]



  1. ^ a b "Anisa: In Profile". Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
  2. ^ a b "ANISA MEHDI HAS WEDDING". The New York Times. 1985-08-18. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  3. ^ New York Women in Film and Television
  4. ^ Dave Astor (2007-09-04). "Arab Writers Group Syndicate Is Launched". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  5. ^ Stratfor (2015-02-15). "Award-Winning Journalist Anisa Mehdi Joins Stratfor Editorial Board". Marketwired.
  6. ^ Curtiss, Richard H. Dr. Mohammad T. Mehdi (1928-1998), Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, April 1998. Accessed August 27, 2007.

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