Ian Iqbal Rashid
Ian Iqbal Rashid is a London-based poet, screenwriter and filmmaker, recipient of the Writer's Guild of England Award and the Aga Khan Award for Excellence in the Arts amongst other prizes. His films, which include the feature films Touch of Pink and How She Move, have screened at festivals from Sundance to Toronto and been distributed theatrically. He has worked widely in UK television including on the legendary cult hit BBC series, This Life. He is currently writing a drama series exploring the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Canada for the CBC, and bastardising Jane Austen for a comedy series in the UK at ITV. He is the author of three award-winning volumes of poetry. Of Muslim Indian ancestry, he was born in Tanzania and grew up in Canada.