Saad Khan & Tazeen Bari


Tazeen Bari is a documentary director, producer and cinematographer based in Pakistan. Her documentary films include “Letters From Death Row” acquired by Al Jazeera for Witness, “Vote For X”, “Qandeel” released by Guardian documentaries and winner of the Leslie J Sacks Grand Prize Award and “Matkay Pay Thappa: An Election Story”. She produced an episode for the Emmy nominated Viceland series “Woman With Gloria Steinem”. Tazeen is the Co Founder of the Documentary Association of Pakistan and is currently developing her first fiction feature screenplay.


Saad Khan is a director, writer, editor and producer. Khan was born and raised in Lahore. He is of Pashtun and Punjabi descent. His documentary films include Chuppan Chupai (2013), Qandeel (2017) and Showgirls of Pakistan (2020). His chapbook Mashallah Bohot Zabardast was published in 2019.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021


Saad Khan & Tazeen Bari, Qandeel, 2017
The life, death and impact of Pakistan’s working-class icon Qandeel Baloch, killed in 2016 after becoming a social media celebrity. This film tells Qandeel’s story through her own videos and media appearances. A young, fearless woman who collided with Pakistan’s mainstream media, Qandeel exposed the religious right and challenged middle-class morality. From her life before stardom in a rural village to her early days in entertainment as a model and actor, Qandeel gained attention by making provocative web videos. We get to know Qandeel through her family, admirers and those she interacted with and inspired. The film also analyses her life through the lens of class and power politics and connects it to women’s continuing struggle for self-expression in Pakistan.
Qandeel, 2017