Mellissa Fung is a veteran journalist, best-selling author, filmmaker, and director of the upcoming feature documentary Captive. She has traveled the world producing original documentaries for Al-Jazeera International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and other media outlets. She covered the war in Afghanistan for the CBC, leading to her best-selling first book, Under an Afghan Sky, which chronicles her experience as a hostage after she was kidnapped while on assignment in Kabul in 2008. Over the last several years, Fung has focused on human rights reporting, returning to Afghanistan several times to continue reporting on the challenges that continue to exist there, particularly for women and children. In addition, her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Walrus, The Toronto Star, CNN, and PBS. She has received numerous awards, including the Gracie Award, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association award and the New York Festivals Gold award. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Global Reporting Centre.