Recent Films

Shadow Commander

Middle East

For decades one Iranian commander has dominated the brutal struggle for power and influence across the Middle East. This film tells the extraordinary story of General Qassem Suleimani ...

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Stolen Daughters

Nigeria

On 14th April 2014, 276 school girls aged between 16 and 18 were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, northern Nigeria. They were taken by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement, and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest ...

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Outbreak

West Africa

The inside story of how and why the worst Ebola outbreak in history wasn't stopped before it was too late. Award-winning filmmaker Dan Edge traces the roots of the outbreak back to the jungles of Guinea and tracks down key witnesses ...

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Murdered for Love

Pakistan / UK

On 14 July 2016, Bradford girl Samia Shahid flew to Pakistan to visit her family. Six days later she was found dead. She was 28 years old. Eight days later, her first husband and father were arrested in connection with her murder ...

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Mogadishu 999

Somalia

In Somalia's war-torn capital, Mogadishu, government infrastructure has broken down, meaning that a volunteer ambulance service is the only hope for the city's sick and dying. ...

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Exodus

Morocco

The multi-award winning Exodus: Our journey To Europe told the stories of the one million migrants and refugees who came to Europe in 2015. Eighteen months later, Exodus asks what happened to all those people ...

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About

Sasha Joelle Achilli is an Italian/Australian Emmy, BAFTA and DuPont award-winning documentary filmmaker specialising in international current affairs.

Sasha has spent her career getting at the heart of difficult stories in some of the most remote parts of Africa and the Middle East. During the last eight years she has investigated war crimes in Syria, produced the critically acclaimed film Outbreak about the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and investigated the terrorist attack in Nairobi's Westgate Mall for HBO documentary Terror at the Mall, gaining exclusive access to the CCTV footage and victims of the attack.

More recently she directed and produced Murdered for Love, Samia Shahid and Shadow Commander: Iran’s Military Mastermind for critically acclaimed BBC Two strand, This World.

Sasha also directed a film about the only free ambulance service operating in Mogadishu during the aftermath of a twin suicide bombing.

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