In 2019, Ali Kazimi became the first Indo-Canadian to
be honoured with the Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Visual and Media Arts for over three decade of ground-breaking work as a documentary and media artist whose work deals with race, social justice, migration, history and memory. His film Continuous Journey(2004), alongside his book, Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru (2011), have played a key role in shedding light on the forgotten histories of early South Asian immigration to Canada.
Born, raised, and educated in India, Kazimi came to Canada to study film production at York University in 1983. Two decades later, after establishing himself as an award-winning independent filmmaker, Kazimi
returned to York University. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema & Media Arts, where he has also served as the Chair of the Department.
Kazimi's films have received over two dozen national and international honours and awards, been screened in prestigious festivals and broadcast nationally and internationally. His feature films include Narmada; A Valley Rises (1994), Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffrey Thomas (1997), Continuous Journey (2004) and Random Acts of Legacy (2016).
The University of British Columbia conferred a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) to Kazimi in May, 2019.
2016, 77:52 minutes, colour, English
2009, 29:38 minutes, colour, English
2005, 52:00 minutes, colour
2004, 57:30 minutes, Colour, English, Punjabi, Urdu, Closed Captioned open captioned
2004, 87:00 minutes, Colour, Eng./Punjabi/Urdu, not captioned
Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffrey Thomas
1997, 56:00 minutes, english
1994, 87:00 minutes
1989, 25:00 minutes, colour, English
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