Portrait of the Activist as a Young Man

Roya Hakakian

Roya Hakakian

Roya Hakakian is a writer, producer, documentary filmmaker, and human-rights activist who has worked with 60 Minutes Sunday, the Discovery Channel, and the Learning Channel. Her memoir of growing up a Jewish teenager in post-revolutionary Iran, Journey from the Land of No, was Elle magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2004. Hakakian is a founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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