The Gift of Reading

Documentary Official Release on July 1st, 2024








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About the Filmmaker


Zara Janjua is a multi-award winning broadcaster and a familiar face on TV, and voice on radio and podcasts.

She was recently named as one of Britain’s most talented up-and-coming women, winning ‘Highly Commended’ as a finalist for the Women Of The Future Award, sponsored by Oxford University and the Financial Times. In 2023 she was a finalist for the United Nations Women Awards.

This accolade recognizes the success she has achieved working with multiple income streams to build a broad portfolio, both in front of, and behind the camera. She was recently awarded the Impact Freelancer Award 2023 by YunoJuno and was named one of the Top 40 Digital Women in the UK in 2021. Zara has previously been shortlisted for ‘Digital Women For Good’ and ‘Freelancer of The Year’ Award.

The BAFTA, NTA and RTS award-winning broadcaster has presented national news, daytime, comedy and cookery shows for BBC, ITV and STV.


Meet the Cast