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 non-profit organization.

He founded the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival, a "Top 25 Film Festival of the World" nominee,[1] along with a media production and an accelerator-backed tech company.[2] His notable films include the production of 16 Days in Afghanistan, an iconic film about the country[3] and distribution of The Gardener, an award-winning Mohsen Makhmalbaf documentary.[4]

His projects include a series of narratives, Ad films and documentaries about HIV, American race and economic issues and profiles of America Got Talent and German Idol participants. His non-profit focused films include videos for Child Rights and You organization with music written by Javed Akhtar,[5] the widely televised Quenching The Light social video campaign and the CNN Hero's foundation that support women and premature births.[6]

His international work include Through Her Eyes, produced in India and scored by Farhad Darya.[7] The film is currently on IMDB's Most Popular Short Films of India[8] and has been discussed in film festivals [9] and retrospectives held in South Asia[10][11] His Spanish film, El Hombre Sencillo has received praise for the positive portrayal of Mexico and Hispanic culture.

In 2010, he made a film about the life of Azim Khamisa and Tony Hicks, the first adolescent tried as an adult in a murder case in California, United States.[12] It featured the now social activist Nate Howard[13] in the lead role. In 2011, a television show, two episodes of which he wrote and directed won the regional Emmy Awards.[14]

His year-long photographic work, Humans of San Diego, inspired by Humans of New York gained attention and following on social media.[15][16] Exhibition of his photographic work from Mexico has been held in galleries in California[17] including the WorldBeat Cultural Center.[18]

In 2015, he was nominated for Social-Cause Entrepreneurship prize at the 31st annual Boulder Chamber of Commerce business awards, in recognition of his focus on building socially impactful businesses.[19][20]


Year Film Role(s) Country Language
2016 Alligators, Cobras, Spiders Executive Producer India English, Hindi
2015 Untitled Occupy Movement Film Producer, Director US English
2013 To Serve Humanity Segment Producer US English, Spanish
2013 El Hombre Sencillo Producer, Director Mexico Spanish
2011 Just Shoot Me Please Producer, Writer, Director US English
2011 Both Sides of The Gun Producer, Co-writer, Director US English
2010 A Living Miracle Producer Guam, US Chamorro, Eng
2010 One Way Alley Writer, Director US English
2010 Bridges in Between Cinematographer US English
2010 A Time Will Come Producer India, US Hindi, Urdu, Eng
2009 Amor in Motion Editor Brazil, US Portuguese
2009 An Affair Producer China, US Mandarin, Eng
2009 Quenching the Light Producer Iran, US Persian
2008 Into the Blues Director US English
2008 16 Days in Afghanistan Producer, Editor Afghanistan Dari, Pashtu, Eng
2008 Strangers At Night Producer, Co-writer, Director US English
2007 He Was the Beginning Producer, Editor US English
2006 Through Her Eyes Co-Producer, Writer, Director, Editor India Hindi
2004 Wasted Drops Producer, Director US English
2002 Dream Possessor Writer, Director, Producer US English


  1. ^ "Coolest Film Festivals: Vote For The Environmental/Social Cause Fests Most Likely To Save The World by Lara Colocino". MovieMaker Magazine. 
  2. ^ "Boomtown Boulder blasts off nine startups". Tech+. 
  3. ^ "CineSource Magazine". CineSource Magazine. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "CRY Awards". Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Miracle Babies - Non-Profit San Diego, CA". Miracle Babies : Non Profit. 
  7. ^ " Afghanistan Fims Movies". 
  8. ^ "IMDb: Most Popular Short Films With Country of Origin India". IMDb. 
  9. ^ "Awards". 
  10. ^ "Retrospective of Films of Rituparno Ghosh at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre at Gulshan in Dhaka Inauguration at 6:30 PM on June 13, 2013, June 20, June 27 and July 4, 2013". 
  11. ^ "Mixed recipe lacks punch". The Hindu. 
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ "USC Students Allege Racial Profiling By LAPD". 8 May 2013. 
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  15. ^ "Everyday San Antonians, extraordinary photos". San Antonio Express-News. 
  16. ^ "Humans of San Diego". Facebook. 
  17. ^ "Mehr International Cultural Center (M. Gallery)". 
  18. ^
  19. ^ "Boulder Chamber Announces 2015 Esprit Entrepreneur Award Honorees - Boulder Chamber – Boulder, Colorado". 2015-10-28. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  20. ^ "Boulder Chamber announces 2015 Esprit Entrepreneur honorees - Boulder Daily Camera". 2015-10-28. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 

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