Riz Ahmed and Bassam Tariq on the personal journey of Mogul Mowgli

Riz Ahmed and Bassam Tariq on the personal journey of Mogul Mowgli The actor and director discuss the shared experiences that inspired their bittersweet love letter to their spiritual home. Mogul Mowgli is the debut narrative feature from documentary maker Bassam Tariq. It was co-written with Riz Ahmed who also stars as Zed, a rapper Read More

Meet the trans woman of colour chronicling life in America’s margins

What does “the personal is political” even mean anymore? Coined in 1970, the sentiment achieved a broad and almost instantaneous plurality of resonance during the women’s liberation movement. Clearly there was a deep and shared need to acknowledge the inalienable political dimensions to the “personal realms” women had been confined to for centuries. Whatever rhetorical Read More

Tigertail

A Taiwanese American reflects on his strained familial relationships in Alan Yang’s immigrant drama. Tigertail really wants you to know that it’s a sad movie. Melancholic violin music plays as characters wash dishes with a grimace on their faces, peer through semi-shuttered window blinds forlornly, and eat dinner alone. Theoretically, these mundane movements should be Read More