FILM

2008 ZAKHMẾ DIL (A Scarred Heart)
SAVE THE CHILDREN (Birmingham)
Writer/Director/Trainer
A thirty minute docu/drama on refugee young unaccompanied adults who tell and dramatise their story of escape from war-torn Afghanistan and Iran. The project included training the young people in aspects of film making from story development, scriptwriting, production and editing. This process enabled the young people to improve their language skills, develop an understanding of cultural differences and tolerance as well as gaining confidence and self-esteem. Some members of the group have opted for media courses, pursuing journalism and editing. Digital
 
2001 THE WINTER OF LOVE (formerly A QUIET DESPERATION)
S&M FILMS
Writer/Director
A feature length film set in Southall, following the story of Shammi, a man returns to his Southall home and is forced to either face up to his history or keep on running. Opening film for Raindance East; followed by screenings at Cannes, National Film Theatre, BAFTA, Watermans, Leister, Birmingham and Glasgow. 35mm.

2000 ALONE TOGETHER
ARTS COUNCIL OF ENGLAND
Winner – Best Art Film, Asolo Film Festival, Italy, 2000.
Director
A 30-minute documentary on the British Artists Rabinder and Amrit Kaur Singh. The documentary examines the Mughal style of painting that the two artists work in whilst exploring contemporary British themes; for example O Come All Ye Re-eds is a portrait of Liverpool Football Club. 16mm.

2000 TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE
BIRMINGHAM HEALTH AUTHORITY
Writer/Director
50-minute video drama on young Asian women and suicide in Britain. The video is used as a training tool for academics. Digital

1996 TERI MENO
KEDA RECORDS
Producer/Director
Pop-Video featuring Kulwindhar Kaur and Mohinder Bhamra. Super 8

1996 DOGS OF DESIRE
INTERNATIONAL ARTS
Collaborator/Film Director
Dogs of Desire is a nightclub where music, dance, film and performance compete on the dance floor. A multi-media adventure of the senses featuring the music of Fun da-Mental and Aziz Mian. Dogs of Desire explores the powerful themes of sexuality, deviance and madness. 16mm

1995 OCEANS APART
BHASEL HIV/AIDS PROJECT
Director
15 min. drama on black women and HIV/AIDS. Used as a training video to raise the issues of HIV/AIDS aimed at minority women in Britain. Digital

1995 A THOUSAND BORROWED EYES
ARTS COUNCIL OF ENGLAND
Director/Producer
15min. arts documentary on classical Indian dancer, NAHID SIDDIQUI exploring her personal analysis on the origins of Kathak dance. 16mm

1993 SALAAM CHIN CHIN
COMMUNITY GROUPS/ INDIVIDUALS
Director/Producer
24min. documentary exploring the effects of religious fundamentalism on minority British communities. Digital

1992 SAFER SEX
NAZ HIV/AIDS PROJECT
Writer/Director
Pop video addressing HIV/AIDS for South Asian minority groups. Super 8

1991 HOLD MY HAND
ILLUSTRA
Writer
60 min. Narrative script on HIV/AIDS on a South Asian family and the dilemmas each individual faces when they discover that the daughter of the house has AIDS. (Commission only – not produced)

1990 FERDOUS (Paradise)
LONDON COLLEGE OF PRINTING - GRADUATION FILM
Writer/Director/Producer
A dramatised narrative short film exploring the law in the Quran governing punishment on Homosexuality. Screened at the National Film Theatre, Euclid (Toronto), Black Film Festival (Birmingham) Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Edinburgh. Super 8
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