Born and raised in Toronto, Amen Jafri moved to Ottawa in 2003 to pursue a degree in Communications and Political Science at Carleton University. After graduating, she worked in the public service for nearly 10 years in an HR and communications capacity, before leaving in 2016 to join the television broadcasting industry.
Film and television have always been a calling, particularly the documentary form. Amen’s first documentary, “The City That Fun Forgot?” explored the city of Ottawa’s reputation for being boring and had a sold-out premiere at Hub Ottawa in 2014. Her two most recent documentaries made the 2015 and 2016 shortlists for the TVO Short Doc Contest.
She is now currently working on her latest project titled, “The Secret Lives of Public Servants”. For more information, visit her official website.