Contact Leila: leila@womensvoicesnow.org

Leila Jarman is an award-winning filmmaker, producer and visual artist working at the intersection of women's rights activism and media. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she completed her BA in Political Science with an emphasis on Middle Eastern Studies and philosophy in 2009 from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. 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 Creative Director and Resident Filmmaker at Women's Voices Now, Leila is in charge of curating programs, overseeing and directing the annual film festival, heading WVN's fiscal sponsorship program, providing mentorship for filmmakers and curating and organizing film screenings and advocacy events in Los Angeles and abroad.

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.