Artist

Ali Kazimi

Ali Kazimi was born and raised in India. He moved to Canada in 1983, earning his BFA in Film Production from York University. Based in Toronto, Ali is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker. He has worked as producer, director, writer and cinematographer on numerous productions. Kazimi has directed over two dozen episodes of television documentary series and has shot films in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, the U.K., the U.S.A , Bosnia, Italy, Turkey, Namibia, Indonesia and Morocco. His films have won over thirty national and international awards and honours. In 2006, Kazimi joined the Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University as a full time professor.

Videography

Rex vs. Singh

2009, 29:38 minutes, colour, English

Runaway Grooms

2005, 52:00 minutes, colour

Continuous Journey w captions

2004, 57:30 minutes, Colour, English, Punjabi, Urdu, also available Closed Caption

Continuous Journey

2004, 87:00 minutes, Colour, Eng./Punjabi/Urdu

Some Kind of Arrangement

1997, 45:45 minutes, colour, English

Narmada: A Valley Rises

1994, 87:00 minutes

Voice of Our Own

1989, 25:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Crossing Lines, Building Bridges
by Srimoyee Mitra. Crossing Lines: an Intercultural Dialogue, 2009. Toronto: SAVAC, 2009.
Documentary Reframed: Process, Politics, Aesthetic
by Maureen Latta.
Our Not-So Welcome Past: Film Review: Continuous Journey
by Chris Knight. The National Post, Jan. 21, 2005.
Troubled Waters: Continuous Journey Reviewed
by Leah Mclaren. The Globe and Mail, Jan. 21, 2005.
Ship of dreams gets rude reception
by Susan Walker. The Toronto Star, Jan. 21, 2005.
'Runaway grooms' leave shame behind: Film tells stories of jilted...
by Olivia Ward. The Toronto Star, Apr. 23, 2005.
Wild wild west end: Parkdale film festival REHAB gives independent...
by Kim Linekin. EYE WEEKLY, June 13, 2002, v. 11, no. 36.
High-concept filmmaking on a low budget
by Robert Everett-Green. The Globe and Mail, Apr. 24, 1998.
Images teems with alternative visions
by Ingrid Randoja. NOW, Apr. 23, 1998, v. 17, no. 34.
An Interview with Ali Kazimi
by Marcy Goldberg and Firoza Elavia. cineACTION, Spring 1995, no. 37.
Feminist Films Air Minority Concerns
by Randi Spires. The Toronto Star, Dec. 8, 1989.