Bilal Qureshi appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
"When I touch the piano, it becomes an African instrument," says the pianist and composer, who has been bridging cultures through music for some 60 years.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
One of India's biggest movie stars, Deepika Padukone, is making her Hollywood debut in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. She's hoping to replicate her massive Bollywood success on American movie screens.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Bilal Qureshi writes that The Battle Of Algiers, currently in movie theaters for a 50th anniversary rerelease, influenced many films that followed it and has striking relevance to the present.
Monday, September 19, 2016
The Toronto International Film Festival's lineup of new movies pushed back against the narrow definition of a "black film" and offered a feast of cinematic stories about black life.
Monday, September 12, 2016
At the Toronto film festival, actor and director Nate Parker faced the press about a 1999 rape charge against him. Parker's promoting a movie about Nat Turner's slave rebellion The Birth of a Nation.
Friday, May 06, 2016
French director Jacques Audiard won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his story of a Tamil Tiger who gives up the fight to try and find a better life in France.
Friday, October 02, 2015
As an art student, Shahzia Sikander used her region's miniature painting tradition to tell the story of a modern Pakistani woman. Now her work has moved beyond the page into animation and video.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Though she's made careful study of the history of South Asian music, Zeb Bangash's career defies easy assumptions about art and Islam.
Monday, August 03, 2015
Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Filmmaker Satyajit Ray earned a lifetime achivement Oscar for his beloved Apu Trilogy, released between 1955 and 1959. Badly damaged by fire, the original negatives have now been restored.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
With its flashy swagger and quotable one-liners, Empire, the Fox series about a black music label, has become a cultural phenomenon. A watch party in D.C., had just as much.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Abderrahmane Sissako's film was inspired by the seizure of the Malian city by Islamist fighters in 2012. It has won international accolades with its lyrical beauty and critique of religious extremism.
Monday, January 19, 2015
David Oyelowo talks about playing Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated film Selma — as well as the LBJ controversy, slavery and how he learned about what it's like to be black in America.
Saturday, January 03, 2015
The new Russian film Leviathan chronicles one man's struggle against a greedy mayor confiscating his property, providing an epic and timely portrait of Russian society.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Study after study reveals that women remain underrepresented in film, both on screen and off. But film festivals can play a role in closing the gap.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Bolivar liberated six countries from Spanish rule in the early 19th century. A new film about his life features epic battles, rousing speeches and stunning landscapes in the spirit of Braveheart.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture but also for renewal.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Immigrant and Zinda Bhaag are idea-driven films that delve into the global arc of migration from different corners of the world.