Bassam Tariq’s film about a British Pakistani rapper honors the internal struggle between assimilation and preserving our heritage and identity.
It's a playlist where Qawwali music can be heard next to a meditative string quartet; where rap is followed by ambient and lo-fi electronica.
Star Riz Ahmed talks to director Bassam Tariq about creating a new cinematic language from their shared experiences of Pakistani culture and heritage.
"There might have been some police questioning over a loud explosion we made in a field."
The Riz test asks Hollywood to chill with the terrorist characters.
Watch him unfurl a story on what can drive young men to extremism.
It's the first song from their new EP 'Sufi La,' released May 26.
His music, as both Riz MC and part of Swet Shop Boys, turns the "third-culture kid" life into something more real than a dry academic term.
The song is featured on their 2016 debut album 'Cashmere.'
Yes alright it is from an episode of 'Girls' but let this one slide.