Kaleem Aftab

Film

What It's Like to Be a Surfer in Gaza

We spoke to director Philip Gnadt, whose documentary 'Gaza Surf Club' follows the lives of the young men and women riding the waves in the occupied territory.
Kaleem Aftab
12.20.16
Film

What It’s Like to Be a 13-Year-Old in the Eye of the Refugee Crisis

The award-winning documentary 'Fire at Sea' is a harrowing and personal look at the migrant crisis on a tiny island near Italy.
Kaleem Aftab
10.11.16
Sports

Muhammad Ali's Conversion to Islam Changed the World

For my father and many others, it wasn't what Ali did in the ring that made him the Greatest of All Time—it was the decision to convert to Islam.
Kaleem Aftab
6.9.16
Film

The ‘Egyptian Jon Stewart’ Takes Us Inside the Arab Spring and Its Aftermath

We met the famous surgeon-turned-satirist and subject of the new documentary Tickling Giants.
Kaleem Aftab
5.11.16
Film

'Dheepan' Is a Searing Thriller About a Guerrilla Fighter Turned Refugee

We caught up with Jacques Audiard, the French auteur behind the Palme d'Or–winning Dheepan, which follows a former Tamil Tiger and his family's struggles to get by.
Kaleem Aftab
5.5.16
Culture

'Batman v Superman' Is Actually a Good Depiction of the American Muslim Experience

The much hated-on superhero flick portrays an ugly, fractured America—one that's familiar to Muslims like me.
Kaleem Aftab
3.28.16
Film

Inside the Carthage Film Festival After the Tunis Suicide Bombing

Despite a suicide bombing hours before and a national state of emergency, Africa's oldest film festival carried on.
Kaleem Aftab
12.1.15
Film

New Documentary ‘Fresh Dressed’ Serves Up the Evolution of Street Style

The star-filled documentary is both a celebration of early hip-hop culture and an indictment of the brand capitalization that followed.
Kaleem Aftab
7.1.15
Film

Director Rick Famuyiwa Flips Black Stereotypes with His John Hughes-Influenced ‘Dope'

We caught up at Cannes to chat about teen movies, nerdy menaces to society, and working with A$AP Rocky.
Kaleem Aftab
6.4.15