BEST DOC­U­MEN­TAR­IAN

NOW Magazine - Best of Toronto - - Art -

MON­GREL ME­DIA’S ALI KAZIMI 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.

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