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Saeed Taji Farouky

Filmmaker, Photographer / Teacher / Participatory Photography Facilitator

Saeed Taji Farouky

Professional Role

Current Titles:

Documentary filmmaker, photographer, writer & educator Co-Founder & Director of Tourist With A Typewriter Ltd.

Current Organizations:

Tourist With A Typewriter Ltd


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The Runner
10/10/2010 – 09/17/2012
The Runner is a film about endurance. It is the story of a champion long-distance runner whose journey transformed him from an athlete into the symbol of a national liberation movement. Salah Ameidan is willing to risk his life, his career, his family and his nationality to run for a country that doesn't exist. He is from Western Sahara, officially Africa's last colony and under Moroccan occupation since 1975.
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There Will Be Some Who Will Not Fear Even That Void
10/15/2011 – 2/15/2013
There Will Be Some Who Will Not Fear Even That Void is an ecological film for the 21st century: part expedition documentary, part personal exploration of mankind's relationship with nature.
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Saeed is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer whose work focuses on human rights and social justice and investigates the realities behind mainstream news. His films stress transparency, often referencing the relationship between the filmmaker, the camera and the subject in order to look critically at the creation of documentaries. He specialises in working in the Middle East and North Africa.

Fun facts

Favorite meal:
Breakfast...all the time

Vital Stats

Fellows Class
2011 TED Senior Fellow
Living in
London, United Kingdom
Working in
Earth, United States
Born in
Epsom, United Kingdom


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