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Ian Iqbal Rashid

Born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Ian Iqbal Rashid grew up in Toronto, Canada. His first feature film, Touch of Pink (2004), which he both wrote and directed, was partially filmed in Toronto. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was distributed internationally by Sony Picture Classics. Prior to that, Rashid’s only directorial experience had been two short films, but he’d also written for British television, including the critically-acclaimed TV Drama, This Life, for which he shared a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award. He returned to Toronto to film his second feature, a dance film called How She Move (2008), penned by Canadian screenwriter Annmarie Morais and featuring a cast of newcomers. Rashid, the author of three award-winning collections of poetry, lives in London with his Australian partner Peter Ride.