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  • Name: Hakeem Khaaliq

    Recipient Year: 2020

    Sponsor: ISF Film Grant

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    Name of Film: Comin' Up Short

    Description: Hakeem Khaaliq is a visionary cinematographer, an award-winning film director, multi-media activist, graphic artist, television producer, and music producer. He is the co-founder of the internationally distributed publication and news media outlet, Nation19 and a former program director for NBC interactive. Early in his career, he began directing and producing documentary films, but his passion for social change and activism led him to direct and produce films focusing on pressing global issues. Hakeem has written, directed, designed, and produced for many artists. In 2014 he was featured in Ebony Magazine for his artistic photographic documentation publication, which is the culmination of 13 years of research photographing indigenous cultures in Central America, showcasing their beauty, heritage, and ancient monuments. He is also the 2016 recipient of The Mutianyu Artist Fellowship in Beijing China.

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