Pervaiz Khan, Issue Editor

Pervaiz Khan was brought up in Birmingham (Britain) and now lives in Johannesburg. He is a writer, filmmaker, visual arts curator, theatre director and artist who has made documentaries, short fictions, music videos, new media installations, plays and worked on feature films. He is an award-winning film curator. As curator of the Third Cinema Focus (1987-93), Birmingham International Film & TV Festival, he programmed over 300 films and brought together 60 international filmmakers and cultural figures. He has curated for the National Film Theatre (London). He was a co-founder of Duende Performance Company. For almost a decade he was a contributing editor of ‘Sight & Sound’ film magazine. He co-edited, with John Akomfrah, ‘Framework 36 – Third Scenario: Theory & Politics of Location’. He has a Masters of Arts in screenwriting and is also a PhD candidate. Pervaiz lectures in screenwriting in the Film & TV Division, Wits School of Arts.