About

 

Imran Siddiquee is a filmmaker, writer, speaker, and activist challenging the representation of race and gender in popular media.

Their writing on white supremacy, patriarchy, and the media has appeared in The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, LongreadsSalon, Bitch, and The Week. They’ve also contributed an essay to the anthology Nevertheless, We Persisted and the forthcoming 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. Their second short, Love Reset, was a winner of MTV's 2015 Look Different Creator's Challenge. In 2017 they were invited to participate in the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia.

They are the current Communications Director at the Center for Media Justice and was a founding staff member of The Representation Project.

Imran is a member of the Philadelphia South Asian Collective and a collaborator with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). They’ve previously consulted with organizations like Feminist Frequency to develop advocacy work, video scripts, social media events, and strategic communication plans. 

In 2014 Imran gave a TEDx talk titled “How Hollywood Can Tell Better Love Stories,” which centered on the relationship between cinematic representation and empathy. It was spotlighted by Upworthy