Posts from the ‘films’ Category

  • Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru

    Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru

    May 25th, 2020 | films | Socialdoc Wizard | No Comments

    FINALIST- 2012 CITY OF VANCOUVER BOOK AWARD FINALIST- 2013 BC BOOK PRIZES, Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize 2012 ALUCIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BOOK DESIGN IN CANADA      “It has been said that great books are ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. But whichever page of Kazimi’s book you land on, you contend […]

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  • Random Acts of Legacy (2016)

    March 21st, 2016 | films | Ali Kazimi | 2 Comments

    SYNOPSIS 77 minutes 2016, Canada What emerges from a pile of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, is a moving story of a Chinese American family set against the backdrop of race and class in Chicago, and one collector’s obsession with the 1933-4 World’s Fair. Rescued from an online auction, the filmmakers’ […]

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  • Runaway Grooms (2005)

    September 22nd, 2014 | films | Ali Kazimi | No Comments

    SYNOPSIS 52 minutes 2005, Canada Runaway Grooms explores the phenomenon of Indian women abandoned by Non-Resident Indian men they’ve recently married in India. Our documentary’s latter-day Prince Charmings are citizens or permanent residents of Western countries such as Canada, the United States or England, who use their highly prized Western status to demand dowries from […]

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  • Continuous Journey (2004)

    September 15th, 2014 | films | Ali Kazimi | 1 Comment

    SYNOPSIS 2004, 87:30 minutes, Colour, Eng./Punjabi/Urdu (Broadcast/Educational Version, 57.30) Continuous Journey is a complex tale of hope, despair, treachery and tragedy. It is a revealing Canadian story with global ramifications set in a time when the British Empire seemed omnipresent and its subjects were restless and seeking self-determination. In 1914, Gurdit Singh, a Sikh entrepreneur […]

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  • Documenting Dissent (2001)

    September 15th, 2014 | films | Ali Kazimi | No Comments

      SYNOPSIS 2001, 06:00 minutes This film investigates the filmmaker’s account of racial profiling and targeting of independent media during the anti-FTAA protest in Quebec City in April 2001. Review Excerpts “a powerful glimpse at the indignities protesters suffered behind the scenes” – Eye Weekly, Toronto, June 13, 2002 Credits Producer: 
Ali Kazimi Director:
 Ali […]

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  • Some Kind of Arrangement (1997)

    September 8th, 2014 | films | Ali Kazimi | No Comments

      SYNOPSIS 1997, 45:45 minutes, colour, English Watch the film:  Some Kind of Arrangement (1997) Preety is the quintessential woman of the 90s: confident, independent and career-driven. But she’s about to do something most of her contemporaries would never consider — the 20 something accountant is preparing to enter into an arranged marriage. Focusing on three second-generation […]

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  • Shooting Indians – A Journey with Jeffery Thomas (1997)

    September 8th, 2014 | films | Ali Kazimi | 1 Comment

      SYNOPSIS 56minutes, video/16mm, colour + b/w, 1997 Spanning over a decade, from 1984 to 1996, Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffrey Thomas is an ironic documentary journey full of quiet insights and surprising twists. Starting the film as a foreign student in 1984, Kazimi begins to unravel the hidden history of the land that […]

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  • Narmada: A Valley Rises (1994)

    September 8th, 2014 | films | Ali Kazimi | No Comments

    SYNOPSIS 1994, 87:00 minutes Narmada: A Valley Rises is beautifully photographed, inspiring film. It documents a 200 kilometre non-violent Gandhian march involving 6000 participants. The film offers a compelling and intimate portrait of a unique movement while raises critical and universal issues of human-rights, social justice, and development within a democracy. Reviews “Polished beyond its low-budget […]

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