Mithaq Kazimi

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Mithaq Kazimi
Occupation Film producer/director, non-profit/technology founder
Years active 1999–present

Mithaq Kazimi (Pronunciation: Mi-sáq Ka-zi-mi) is a media producer, founder of a technology and nonprofit organization.

He founded the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival, a "Top 25 Film Festival of the World" nominee in 2014,[1] along with KDK Factory, a media production and distribution company as well an accelerator-backed tech company.[2] His notable films include the production of 16 Days in Afghanistan and distribution of The Gardener.[3]

His international work include Through Her Eyes,[4] produced in India and scored by Farhad Darya. The film is currently on IMDB's Most Popular Short Films of India.[5] The Hindu, India's second largest newspaper, noted it as Rituparno Ghosh’s english adaptation of Raincoat[6] In 2014, after Gosh's passing, Kazimi's adaptation has been discussed in film festivals in India[7] and retrospectives held in Bangladesh and other countries.[8]

His other projects include a series of narratives, Ad films and documentaries about HIV, Martin Luther King's speech and for Child Rights and You.[9] He also produced the widely-televised social campaign video Quenching The Light and recently a documentary about a CNN Hero's foundation, Miracle Babies at Sharp Hospital.[10]

In 2010, he made a film about the life of Azim Khamisa and Tony Hicks with the Tariq Khamisa Foundation[11] featuring the now social activist Nate Howard in the lead role.[12] Recently, his photographic work, Humans of San Diego, inspired by Humans of New York has gained attention and following.[13][14] Exhibition of his photographic work from Mexico has been held in a gallery in Escondido[15] as well as in WorldBeat Cultural Center.[16]


Year Film Role(s) Country
2015 Untitled Occupy Movement Film Producer, Director US
2013 El Hombre Sencillo Producer, Director Mexico
2011 Just Shoot Me Please Producer, Writer, Director US
2011 Both Sides of The Gun Producer, Co-writer, Director US
2010 A Living Miracle Producer Guam, US
2010 One Way Alley Writer, Director US
2010 Bridges in Between Cinematographer US
2010 A Time Will Come Producer India, US
2009 Amor in Motion Editor Brazil, US
2009 An Affair Producer China, US
2009 Quenching the Light Producer Iran, US
2008 Into the Blues Director US
2008 16 Days in Afghanistan Producer, Editor Afghanistan
2008 Strangers At Night Producer, Co-writer, Director US
2007 He Was the Beginning Producer, Editor US
2006 Through Her Eyes Co-Producer, Writer, Director, Editor India
2004 Wasted Drops Producer, Director US
2002 Dream Possessor Writer, Director, Producer US


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