Ammar Aziz

Ammar Aziz is an independent documentary filmmaker and left-wing activist, based in Lahore, Pakistan. Featured in the Christian Science Monitor’s  ‘30 under 30’ people from all over the world for his art and activism, he was the only Pakistani filmmaker to be selected for the Talent Campus of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. He has worked widely on labour issues and his films have been shown at various international film and human-rights events. Aziz is the founding director of SAMAAJ [Social Awareness Media and Art Junction], a recently formed, non-government, non-profit, organization committed to using media for creating rights awareness among the marginalized communities of the conflict-ridden areas in Pakistan.