Nauman Khalid


Nauman Khalid has what might best be described as an eclectic background. He has a law degree, studied for an MEd. at the University of Manchester and a PhD. in postcolonial literature and theory at Manchester Metropolitan University.

He worked for eight years with Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television as a newscaster and presenter while he was a student. He has taught English and History to secondary school students, EFL at Harrow, worked as a trainee lawyer and taught postcolonial literature and theory at Manchester Metropolitan University.

He also worked as a trainee under producers working on drama-serials for PTV, Pakistan’s state television channel. Even though English literature is his foremost passion, film, for a long time, felt like ‘unfinished business’ because he was always an avid film buff and, at one point, went for an MA. in Television Production to the US. Since that trajectory was thwarted by the onset of personal health issues, his life changed course – an outcome he is very happy with because it gave him the chance to read and write which is his first love.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021


Nauman Khalid, One Way Glass, 2021
‘One-way Glass’ is the story of a hapless migrant Pakistani woman trapped in a violent loveless marriage. The film follows her path to freedom via the revelation that her husband, like her, leads a clandestine parallel life.