Saeed Taji Farouky

Saeed Taji Farouky

United Kingdom

I want to tell stories that are ignored, find truths that are kept secret, and challenge mainstream narratives in order to surprise audiences and complicate the simplified.    


Saeed Taji Farouky is an award-winning filmmaker focusing on films about human rights and colonialism for over ten years. In 2011, he was awarded a Senior TED Fellowship for his documentary work, and was previously named Artist-In-Residence at the British Museum and Tate Britain. TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR, his most recent cinematic documentary, premiered at the 2015 Berlinale where it was awarded the Amnesty International Human Rights Film award and the Panorama Audience Choice Award. His childhood in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia sparked his interest in a film about the human scale of the oil industry, the inspiration behind A THOUSAND FIRES.

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