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Ammar Aziz

Ammar Aziz

Pakistani documentary filmmaker
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Occupations Film director
Countries Pakistan
Gender male
Birth Lahore
Ammar Aziz
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Ammar Aziz is a Pakistani documentary filmmaker and left-wing activist. In 2011, he was featured in the Christian Science Monitor's '30 under 30' people from all over the world for his art and activism. As a filmmaker, he is known best for his work about the working class of Pakistan. A graduate of Lahore's National College of Arts, he was the only filmmaker from Pakistan to be selected in 2012 for the Talent Campus of the Berlin International Film Festival. He was selected for his documentary about the power-loom workers of Faisalabad which was also screened at the Solidar Silver Rose Award 2011 in Brussels. His documentary about the home-based women workers of Hyderabad has been screened at several labour film festivals in the United States and Europe. He was also featured in the documentary film Taqwacore (film).
He debuted with a song called Inqalab with the popular Socialist band Laal (band) as a singer and composer while the lyrics were written by his mother. The song was received well by the audiences, media and critics.

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