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Samia Khan

Director of Partnerships

Samia leads partnership development at MediaStorm, an award-winning digital storytelling company based in Brooklyn, NY. In this role, she has led the development of storytelling initiatives for dozens of partners, these projects have included interactive websites, feature documentaries, shorts, and animations. She is dedicated to using the power of collective action and storytelling to build a more just world and in this vein, develops outreach and impact strategies for relevant stories. Samia is a co-producer of MediaStorm’s first feature-length original film, Fight Hate with Love. Some of the recent partnerships she has led and stories she has co-produced include The Trials of Spring, The Long Night, and MediaStorm’s first ever partnership with CNN and Soledad O'Brien, The War Comes Home.


Prior to coming to joining MediaStorm, Samia spent a decade working on human rights and development issues in Kenya, Pakistan, and the United States; with organizations like the UNDP, UNCDF, the World Bank, and Ashoka. She is a proud member of New York City’s only woman of color improv group, Xxcalibur.


Samia holds a Master's in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her son, and her dog - one of MediaStorm's office pets.



12.11.17
Five Day Workshop from December 11-15, 2017 | Application deadline is November 8, 2017
American Documentary | POV 20 Jay Street, Suite 937 Brooklyn, NY 11201


Fight Hate With Love by MediaStorm

Michael Tabon has "three strikes against him", he's black, he's young, and he's poor. He's spent 16 years in jail and a lifetime looking for dignity. Jail changed him and made him question this assumed destiny. And so was born his cause "Fight Hate with Love".

The Long Night by Tim Matsui

The Long Night, a feature film by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm, gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade.

Guardians of the Forest for Global Environment Facility

At one time forests dominated Earth’s landmass. Today, less than half of forests remain. Deforestation is a real issue affecting not only our environment, but our survival as a species.

The War Comes Home for CNN and Starfish Media Group

As the U.S. prepares for the final drawdown of soldiers from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Soledad O’Brien and MediaStorm take an intimate look at two veterans as they struggle with the transition from war to home.

H-Town Stories for Neighborhood Centers Inc.

This is a pair of stories about incredible resilience. One family navigates the unknowns of dementia while another builds a life from zero after fleeing religious persecution.

These Bones of Mine for Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Syed was the black sheep. When he told his family he wanted to convert to a minority sect of Islam, they put a warrant out for his murder. He survived the horrific attempt at his life, but that is only the beginning of his story.

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