Hena Ashraf is a filmmaker based in New York City. With roots from the subcontinent, she spent her early years in the UK before immigrating to the US. Hena graduated in 2008 from the University of Michigan with concentrations in Film & Video Studies, and Political Science. Hena is a fierce advocate for the making and use of independent media, and believes that people can empower themselves by creating their own media to amplify their voices. She tends to disappear into her headphones, and also writes and photographs.