Tenaz Dubash was born in Calcutta, India and grew up in Delhi and Bombay. She moved to America in 1982 and received a Bachelors degree from Cornell University and a Masters degree in Television, Radio & Film from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.
In 2000, Tenaz travelled to Iran with 34 Zoroastrians, where she shot and produced her first documentary, entitled In the Footsteps of our Forefathers. A segment of the film was featured on CNN’s Inside Asia and was also aired internationally on CNN. The film has been screened at Boston University, MIT and Berkeley and was recently incorporated into Berkeley’s Middle Eastern Studies program. Clips of the film were also incorporated into a show about Angels produced by the History channel.
Tenaz’s eight years of television production experience include positions at ABC, MSNBC and CNBC. She has also worked as an associate producer for the Radio Television News Director Foundation’s Excellence in Journalism series and is affiliated the South Asian Journalist Association or SAJA and New York women in Film and Television or NYWIFT.
In addition to her work at the NGO with survivors of human trafficking, Tenaz is currently developing two independent documentaries. In the future, Tenaz envisions a project on human trafficking.
See online : tenazdubash.com