Imran Siddiquee is a filmmaker, writer, speaker, and activist challenging the representation of race and gender in popular media.
His writing on white supremacy, patriarchy, and the media has appeared in The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Longreads, Salon, The Establishment, and The Week. He's also contributed essays to the forthcoming anthologies Nevertheless, We Persisted and Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America.
Imran is the writer and director of Sea of Fog, a short film about the impact of whitewashed romantic cinema. His second short, Love Reset, was a winner of MTV's 2015 Look Different Creator's Challenge. In 2017 he was invited to participate in the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia.
He is the former Director of Communications and was a founding staff member of The Representation Project, where he helped create and lead large-scale campaigns to call-out sexist media, increase representation for marginalized groups, and reached millions through documentary film and social media advocacy.
Imran is a member of the Philadelphia South Asian Collective and a collaborator with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). He's consulted with organizations like Feminist Frequency and Hack the Hood, to develop advocacy work, video scripts, crowdfunding campaigns, social media events, and strategic communication plans.