Photo: Layla Tosifi
Saeed Taji Farouky سعيد تاجي الفاروقي is a Palestinian-Egyptian-British filmmaker, writer and curator who has been making work around themes of conflict, human rights and colonialism since 2004. His 2021 documentary A Thousand Fires premiered as the opening film of Locarno's Critics' Week where it won the Marco Zucchi Award for most innovative documentary. He teaches and lectures at venues including University College London, National Film and Television School and the Scottish Documentary Institute in the UK, and Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab. He is the designer and lead tutor of the South London Gallery’s free, radical REcreative Film School, which supports people from backgrounds underrepresented in the industry, and co-founder of Safar, the UK’s only film festival dedicated entirely to Arab cinema.