Nasri Zacharia


Nasri Zacharia is a co-founder of, and the Director of Programming for, the Harlem International Film Festival. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of California at Davis, and earned his MFA in directing and cinematography from New York University’s Graduate Film School.


Zacharia’s collaborative work has appeared at Cannes and Sundance and taken awards at the HBO Acapulco and Fort Lauderdale Film Festivals.

The Tale of 3 Mohammads, his first feature film, follows three men named Mohammad trying to make a film and survive in New York City before and after the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Spike Lee responded, "A unique and important film. Zacharia weaves fact and fiction so effectively that in the end we wonder which is which. A truly original filmmaker to keep an eye out for."