Another proud moment for Pakistani entertainment! The documentary ‘As Far As They Can Run’ was nominated for the prestigious Emmy awards under the category ‘Oustanding Documentary Short’. Haya Fatima Iqbal was the field producer along with Ziad Zafar co-producer, Tanaz Eshaghian the director and Nadir Siddiqui was the cinematographer behind this project.

The film follows the lives of three young adults dealing with intellectual disabilities, while competing for the Special Olympics.

The filmmaker, who had previously won an Oscar and two Emmys, shared the exciting news on her Instagram stories, revealing that one of the kids in the film, Sana Kapri, lit the torch at the Special Olympics in Berlin only a month ago.


It was a joy and honour for me to witness the care and love that the coaches put into this work to ensure that these children can fly high,” she gushed about the project.

Haya Fatima Iqbal has previously been a producer for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s 2015 documentary ‘A Girl In The River’, an exploration of honor killings in Pakistan. The film followed the story of a woman who survived attempted murder at the hands of her family, after she married of her own choice. The documentary received critical acclaim and won an Oscar for ‘Best Documentary Short’.