Series 5 - Oral history interview with Ali Kazmi conducted by Zahraa Syeda

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CA UTM C001-5

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Oral history interview with Ali Kazmi conducted by Zahraa Syeda

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  • 24 Mar. 2021 (Creation)

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0.495 GB of digital video recordings (1 MP4 file that runs 01:32:08 in duration)

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Ali Kazmi is a Pakistani-Canadian actor and director, as well as a Toronto Film School alumnus who migrated from Pakistan to Canada in 2007 to pursue his career in film and television. Kazmi’s parents, Rahat Kazmi and Sahira Kazmi, were two of the pioneers of Pakistani television content in the 1980s.

In his oral history with interviewer Zahraa Syeda (UTM undergraduate student at the time), narrator Ali Kazmi speaks about his transition from Pakistan to Canada, his experiences and struggles in pursuing his cinematic career, his Oscar-nominated film, stereotypes regarding gender roles within his culture as well as the taboo attached to mental health and sex education within the South Asian diaspora. Additionally, he sheds light on his ideas and views of religion and spirituality, and where they stem from.

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Copyright is retained by interviewer. Use for anything other than research and private study requires permission from the rights holder.

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