About

 

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

He 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.

Imran 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. 

His writing on white supremacy, patriarchy, and the media has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzfeedSalon, 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 a member of the Philadelphia South Asian Collective, an organizer with Mustard Seed Film Festival, and a collaborator with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). He's previously consulted with non-profit organizations like Feminist Frequency and Hack the Hood, to develop advocacy work, video scripts, crowdfunding campaigns, social media events, and strategic communication plans. 

In 2014 he 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. He also co-hosts a podcast, Studies Show, with his cousin Rumman.