Ian Iqbal Rashid

Ian Iqbal Rashid is a poet and filmmaker. Notable work includes writing and co-executive producing the Peabody and Canadian Screen Award-winning comedy "Sort Of" for three seasons, writing the BAFTA-winning BBC drama "This Life," and writing/directing critically acclaimed Sundance feature films "Touch of Pink" and "How She Move". Ian is currently adapting Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah's "Afterlives" as a UK-German limited TV series, along with developing a comedy series starring stand-up comedian Ali Hassan for Crave, and a mini-series about Toronto’s 1981 bath house raids for the CBC . Accolades include the Writers Guild of Britain Award for TV Writing, the Aga Khan Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the UK Film Council's Breakthrough Brit Award. Poetry publications include the award-winning "Black Markets, White Boyfriends and Other Acts of Elision". Ian was the inaugural director of Desh Pardesh, Canada’s seminal South Asian festival of diasporic culture.

Artist Code: 592


Surviving Sabu

1998, 16:00 minutes, colour, English

Bolo! Bolo!

1991, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

'Hamilton does a very nice Jane-Finch'
by Stephen Cole. The Globe and Mail, Jan. 26, 2008.
A Charade to Remember: The Promise & Peril of Hollywood Dreams
by Gordon Bowness. Xtra!, July 8, 2004, no. 514.
Like Mangoes in July: The Work of Richard Fung
by Helen Lee and Kerri Sakamoto. Insomiac Press, 2002.
South Asian moving images evoke philosophical rovings
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Apr. 28, 1994, v. 13, no. 35.
Blasted Categories
by Ian Iqbal Rashid. Black Film Bulletin, 1994, v. 2, no. 3.
Racy Sexy
by Henry Tsang. Parallelogramme, 1994, v. 20, no. 1.