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New York, NY – Village East Cinemas
San Francisco, CA - 3rd i San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival
Gainesville, FL – The Hippodrome Theatre
Missoula, MT – The Roxy Theater
Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Music Hall 3
Chicago, IL - Facets Cinematheque
True/False Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
Dallas International Film Festival
Minneapolis International Film Festival
BAMcinemafest, New York City
Maine International Film Festival
Stony Brook Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Newport Beach FIlm Festival
Hot Docs International Film Festival
Little Rock Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Berkshire International Film Festival
MassMoCA, Images Cinema / Bang In A Can
Melbourne Film Festival
Willmore 9 Film Festival
Omar (LEFT) is a photographer, cinematographer, and filmmaker. His work as a photographer has appeared in the New York Times and National Geographic, and has received multiple awards. His project ‘Can’t Take It With You’ was featured in a solo show at the GalleryFCB in Chelsea, New York. Selected works have shown at the Safe-T gallery in Dumbo. Commercial works include skate videos and television shows for MTV. These Birds Walk is his first feature film. In 2012, Omar was selected as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine.
Bassam (RIGHT) is an independent producer who has produced feature stories for TIME magazine, Boing Boing, Atlas Obscura and Huffington Post. He is also the co-creator of the viral travel blog30 Mosques in 30 Days in where him and a friend traveled across America highlighting the lives of American Muslims. The project was highlighted by NPR, BBC, Huffington Post and named CNN’s Top Newsmakers of 2010. This is his first feature film. In 2012, Bassam was selected as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine.
Sonejuhi is a New York-based editor working at Final Cut Edit. She has edited several music videos for MTV and MTV2 UK, high profile commercials for award winning Ad campaigns and a 30 minute series, Provocateur, for the Sundance Channel. She recently edited a high profile commercial for AIDS Awareness, garnering recognition from ADcritic, Creativity, and winning 2 Lions at Cannes. She is currently working on two feature documentaries due for completion in 2012.
Valentina has worked as a producer on documentaries and magazine TV shows worldwide. She is the founder of Ayoka Productions, a non-profit that uses short films to highlight inspiring grassroots initiatives. Valentina also works as a one-woman crew all over Africa and Asia, shooting and editing videos for NGOs and the UN. In 2010, she was invited as an up-and-coming filmmaker to the Berlinale Talent Campus. She is currently directing her first feature film.
Todd is a composer, an electronic musician and producer. He is best known, however, for 25 years of performing as a violinist in the worlds great concert halls, collaborating with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Betty Buckley, John Cale, Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren to name a few. “A classical violinist gone horribly wrong” his music traverses style and genre far from his origins, and his critically-acclaimed double album, Outerborough, enjoyed a position as Number 1 in Classical on Amazon’s 2011 lists.
Omar Mullick — twitter: @cerulean_blue
Bassam Tariq — twitter: @curry_crayola
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