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.