Sana Bilgrami

Sana Bilgrami

Ms Sana Bilgrami

Lecturer T&R


Sana Bilgrami, born in Pakistan, is an award-winning documentary director. Through a variety of stories, she has explored cross-cultural identity and belonging. She experiments with different techniques, frequently using 8mm film, archive and intimate voice-over. Her broadcast credits include Tree Fellers (STV, 2004), shortlisted for a BAFTA Scotland, Across the Waters (BBC Scotland, 2004), shortlisted for a Satyajit Ray Award, and she was one of ten directors of New Ten Commandments (BBC Scotland, 2008). Her Masters degree film, Under My Skin (2001), won awards at Scottish Students on Screen, was shortlisted for the Saltire Grierson award at Edinburgh Film Festival, and won Best Documentary at Chichester Film Festival. Her recent short documentary, Fragments of A Love Story (2013), a personal film about her great-grandfather, was exhibited at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Research Areas


Invited Speaker

  • Conference talk: 'The power of the metaphorical: reflections and diffractions in archival research', London, 13th March 2017