I am a filmmaker, writer and visual artist.
My documentaries on Orientalism examine the historical and contemporary relationship between the West, the Middle East and Asia. They include: ‘The Raft of the Medusa: Five voices on colonies nations and histories’; ‘Into the European Mirror’; ‘City of the Dead and the World Exhibitions’ and ‘Lettres du caire’.
The Library in Crisis’ (2002) and ‘Save and Burn’ (2004) look at the relationship between libraries and democracy; ‘Atheism’ (2006) looks at religion and politics.
I have published: Lone Ranger in Pakistan, The Raft of the Medusa; Into the European Mirror (transcripts and commentaries); and Passage to Lahore, a novel. Radius Islamicus / Dark Interloper of the Eastern Trade is my novel-in-progess.
I was artist in residence at The Banff Centre in 1993 and 1998. I have a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University and have lectured at Concordia and John Abbott College in cinema and film studies.
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