Posts from the ‘films’ Category

  • Random Acts of Legacy (2016)

    March 21st, 2016 | films | Ali Kazimi | No 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 | No Comments

    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 | No Comments

      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: AValley 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 means, […]

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