Elizabeth Mirzaei is a documentary director and cinematographer. Before moving to Los Angeles, she was based in Afghanistan for many years. In 2013, she and her husband Gulistan Mirzaei founded Mirzaei Films to be an indigenous window into Afghanistan, a country that is usually represented from an outsider’s perspective. They have co-directed films for Al Jazeera's flagship documentary strand, WITNESS, and Elizabeth has also directed and shot films for Discovery, BBC, ABC and numerous other clients. Her first feature documentary, Laila at the Bridge, was awarded the IDFA Bertha Fund and the Gucci-Tribeca Documentary Fund. Laila at the Bridge will premiere in 2018.