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Ali Kazimi (pronounced KA-zim-E) (born 1961) is an Indian-born Canadian film-maker and writer.Born and raised in India, Kazimi attended St. Columba’s School and graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University in 1982. While pursuing a master’s degree at the Mass Communications Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University he was selected for a scholarship to study film making in the Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts at York University in Toronto Canada. Kazimi is now an Associate Professor at York University, having joined as a full-time faculty member in 2006.
Kazimi’s films have been described as “passionate, thought-provoking, brilliant”.[citation needed.He was named the Best Documentarian in Toronto by NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto 2005 issue with the citation: “In a city crowded with great documentary filmmakers—Allan King, John Walker, Richard Fung, Laura Sky, Peter Lynch—Ali Kazimi stands out. Trained as a cinematographer, he pays close attention to the visual plan of all his films. But it’s the larger project that’s impressive. Whether it’s the story of an Iroquois photographer, Canadian government racism or villagers resisting an Indian mega-dam, there’s a common thread. Kazimi’s films are both the ongoing diary of an immigrant and a wide-ranging critique of hidden power.”
While many of his films focus on South Asian issues, he has been on the forefront of cross-cultural film making. His film Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffery Thomas is the first Canadian documentary that engages with aboriginal issues from South Asian (indeed any other than Anglo or French) perspective. Still used in a range of university courses the film was instrumental in generating Define Indian a series of inter-communal dialogues between South Asian and Aboriginal artists across Canada created by SAVAC. In 2009 curator Srimoyee Mitra used the film as starting point for a multidisciplinary show Crossing Lines: Intercultural Dialogues, that brought together South Asian and Six Nations artists. Shooting Indians was as an installation.