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TARIQUE QAYUMI

• Writer • Director •

 

ABOUT

Tarique Qayumi was born in Afghanistan and came to Canada as a refugee. He attended the School of Creative Writing at UBC and received his MFA from UCLA. Following graduation, he went on to direct the feature Targeting (14) and was the executive producer of Sesame Street for Afghanistan before joining the NSI Corus Diverse TV Director Program. Black Kite (17), which premiered at TIFF, is his newest film. It has won three Leo Awards: Best Writer, Best Direction, and Best Picture.

 

BLACK KITE

OFFICIAL SELECTION TIFF 2017

Premiered at Toronto International Festival and played at 20 festivals around the world. Winner of three Leo Awards for Best Writer, Best Director, and Best Picture. Nominated for Canadian Screen Award for Best Composer.

 

WORK

REEL 2021

SESAME STREET AFGHANISTAN

 
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IN THE KNOW

Selected Media Stories

FILMMAKER EXPRESSES CHILDHOOD MEMORIES THROUGH CREATIVE WRITING

April 20, 2020

Former Langara student Tarique Qayumi reveals his journey to Canada as an Afghan refugee

BLACK KITE THE BIG WINNER AT A TOUGH-MINDED LEO AWARDS

July 3, 2018

Georgia Straight

WHY I RISKED MY LIFE MAKING A MOVIE IN AFGHANISTAN

Nov 30th, 2017

VICE Magazine

TARIQUE QAYUMI WANTS TO HEAL AFGHANISTAN THROUGH THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Sept 6th, 2017

Q with Tom Power, CBC Radio,

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July 1st, 2013

UCLA Magazine

 

TEDxKabul

I discussed the need in Afghanistan for "Healing Through Storytelling" to bring the country together.

 

CONTACT

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