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About Saeed Taji Farouky

Saeed Taji Farouky is the director of I See The Stars At Noon and the co-founder of the film’s production company Tourist With A Typewriter. He is a freelance journalist and photographer.

Articles by Saeed Taji Farouky

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Palestinian cinema: comedy in conflict

Fresh from London's Palestine Film Festival, Saeed Taji Farouky relives the laughter amid the darkness and reveals humour's precious, humanising power.

Deserted in Western Sahara

Thirty years since the declaration of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic the people of this "non-country" are still waiting for peaceful independence and expecting war. Saeed Taji Farouky joins a grim anniversary celebration.

"From children to adults," says Mohammad Ali, "everyone will tell you they want war."

Listening to Istanbul

Fatih Akin's new film, "Crossing the Bridge", allows Istanbul's music and musicians to reveal the city's fascinating and contradictory character – paradoxically without escaping risks of a Eurocentric perspective.

Shadowplay in Dubai

The second Dubai International Film festival boasted an impressively progressive programme of documentaries. But beyond the red carpets and flashing lights Saeed Taji Farouky detected elements of censorship lurking in the shadows.

I See The Stars At Noon: filming Morocco's emigration hunger

Saeed Taji Farouky’s documentary about a Moroccan desperately seeking a new life in Spain took a surprising twist as his friendship with Abdelfattah led him to the heart of the reasons for “secret emigration”.

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