KSA MA film making (2018)
Mariam Majid is a British Pakistani writer director. She earned a Distinction in both her Bachelors of Fine Art, National College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan and Masters in film making, Kingston University, UK where she was awarded the Filmmaking Prize in 2018.
She wrote and directed short film, A Night with Noorjehan. The social realist film, set around a vintage cinema in Lahore, captures a moment between a street child and a transgender sex worker. She directed a short documentary, Finding Trevor Allen which follows the poignant journey of a woman’s search for her birthfather. Majid has written and directed three other short films. Her short documentary, Sisterhood, exploring Lahore’s transgender community, is in post-production.
Majid started her company, Wagging Tongues Productions ‘(WTP)’ in 2016 and has written, directed and produced three theatre plays, The Jungly Jadoogar’ (Crazy Sorceress) series. Staged at London Olympia and Southbank Centre, the plays, based on South Asian folktales, challenge gender and cultural stereotypes.
Since graduating, Majid has displayed her artwork in numerous exhibitions in Pakistan and UK. She curated and designed the Pakistan Pavilion, titled Aangan, the Courtyard, for the London Design Biennale 2018 at Somerset House – a thirteen foot high helix constructed from muslin garment.
She also created the film, The Artisan’s Song, projected on the installation.
Through her work, Mariam hopes to voice untold stories from her birth country. Human connection, fleeting moments of compassion and resilience are at the heart of her writing.