Ammar Aziz

Ammar Aziz is a Pakistani documentary filmmaker [1][2][3] and poet.[4][5] He's a recipient of the International Federation of Film Critics Award.[6] His debut feature length film A Walnut Tree had its world premiere at IDFA[7] and North American premiere at Hot Docs.[8] The film won awards for the best film from Film SouthAsia,[9] Moscow International Documentary Film Festival,[10] Sole Luna Doc-Film Festival [11] and others.

Ammar Aziz
Ammar Aziz with Concepcion Picciotto.jpg
Ammar Aziz during a protest with veteran peace activist Concepcion Picciotto in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Born
Makhdoom Ammar Aziz

Alma materNational College of Arts
OccupationFilmmaker
Years active2007 - present

He's a former left-wing activist.[12] As a filmmaker, he was initially known for his work about the working class of Pakistan.[13] A graduate of Lahore's National College of Arts,[14] he was the only [15][16] filmmaker from Pakistan to be selected in 2012 for the Talent Campus of the Berlin International Film Festival.[17] He was selected for his documentary about the power-loom workers of Faisalabad,[3] which was also screened at the Solidar Silver Rose Award 2011[18] in Brussels. His documentary about the home-based women workers of Hyderabad has been screened at several labour film festivals in the United States and Europe.[19]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reels of dissent: Pushing the celluloid envelope in Pakistan; DNA India". 2015-06-14.
  2. ^ "Young Pakistani filmmaker provokes audiences with Marx and 'Islamic punk' | Asia | DW.DE | 20.02.2012". DW.DE. Retrieved 2012-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Khan, Sher (2012-02-03). "Rise of the Oppressed: The one to watch – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ https://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/arts-letters/2020/07/13/a-poem-for-mira-sen
  5. ^ https://wildcourt.co.uk/new-work/three-poems-by-ammar-aziz/
  6. ^ "Seeking a Home".
  7. ^ "Interview: Ammar Aziz (A Walnut Tree) | IDFA".
  8. ^ https://www.hotdocs.ca/archive/films/walnut-tree
  9. ^ "A Walnut Tree wins top honour at Film South Asia".
  10. ^ "I hope young filmmakers undo the NGO-isation of documentaries: A Walnut Tree director Ammar Aziz". 2016-06-18.
  11. ^ https://www.blogsicilia.it/palermo/538463/538463/
  12. ^ "Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Change Agents - Ammar Aziz: Band member, filmmaker, and voice for Pakistani poor". Christian Science Monitor. CSMonitor.com. 2012-01-08. Retrieved 2012-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Filming the struggle of working class - Newspaper - DAWN.COM". dawn.com. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2016-07-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Dailytimes | Your Right To Know". dailytimes.com.pk. Archived from the original on 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2016-07-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Labour Education Foundation(LEF) Film "Rise of the Oppressed" selected for Talent Campus at Berlin International Film Festival". IFWEA. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ https://www.derwesten.de/nachrichten/juliette-binoche-schwaermt-vom-filmemachen-id6342796.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "Pak documentary nominated for Berlin film festival". The Nation. 2012-01-28. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Solidar (2012-02-17). "LEF documentary on Power Loom workers". Solidar.org. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2012-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "'Daughters of a lesser god': A harrowing depiction of the pristine shackles of poverty - The Express Tribune". 2012-10-03. Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2016-07-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)