Leila Jarman

Program Director

Contact Leila: leila@womensvoicesnow.org

Leila Jarman is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and video artist. Her works have screened at film festivals, galleries and museums including the TATE Britain, Ars Electronica and her films have been featured on media outlets such as VICE  and The Creator's Project. As Program Director and filmmaker-in-residence at Women's Voices Now, Leila heads the fiscal sponsorship program, providing mentorship for filmmakers as well as curating and organizing film screenings and advocacy events in Los Angeles and abroad.  Voice of the Valley, her 2013 documentary directorial debut, followed the professional career of two self-made Muslim women journalists and their struggle to overcome social and cultural barriers to produce the first female produced socio-political radio program in Jordan. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. 

Voice of the Valley, her 2009 documentary directorial debut, followed the professional career of two self-made Muslim women journalists and their struggle to overcome social and cultural barriers to produce the most important social, political, and economic radio program in Jordan. She speaks Farsi and Portuguese.