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Tazeen Bari

KINO Films Pakistan – Pakistan


KINO Films Pakistan, run by director/producer Tazeen Bari is an Islamabad-based production company specialising in the production of documentary films. 

Tazeen Bari is a documentary director/producer based in Pakistan. Her documentary Letters From Death Row was acquired by Al Jazeera for Witness in 2019. Vote for X,which follows the election journey of a transgender candidate in the general election, screened at queer film festivals across the globe. In 2017 her documentary on social media star Qandeel Baloch was released by Guardian Documentaries and has collected over a million views. Matkay Pay Thappa: An Election Story screened across Pakistan, India and at the Women of the World Festival in the UK. In 2016 she made a film under the mentorship of legendary Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami at a workshop in Cuba. Tazeen has worked as a producer for two-time Academy Award winning director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and produced an episode for the Emmy nominated Vice series Woman with Gloria Steinem. She is currently in production for Heroines: A South Asian Trilogy that tells the stories of women in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh's film industry. Tazeen is the co-founder of the Documentary Association of Pakistan, which is working to promote documentary filmmaking in Pakistan, strengthening the community and running a film festival.

Current Projects 

In development
Naaka (Roadblock) by Tazeen Bari (Fiction feature)
Love, Sex and Marriage in The Islamic Republic of Pakistan by Tazeen Bari (Documentary)

In production
Heroines: A South Asian Trilogy by Tazeen Bari (Documentary)
Dancing Through Lockdown by Joshinder Kaur Chaggar (Documentary)

Letters from Death Row by Tazeen Bari, 2019 (Documentary)
Vote for X by Tazeen Bari, 2018 (Documentary)
Qandeel by Saad Khan and Tazeen Bari, 2017 (Documentary)

Tazeen Bari

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2021

The selection of the 74 producers for the 2021 Rotterdam Lab.