AQCC Critics Award - First Feature
Panorama selection, FIPRESCI Award - Berlinale - 2020
Mogul Mowgli is the debut narrative feature from award-winning documentary filmmaker Bassam Tariq. It follows the story of a rapper (Riz Ahmed) who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that forces him to face his past, his family, and the uncertainty of his legacy.
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Bassam Tariq is a writer and director from New York. He recently won the Short Film Jury Prize at Sundance for Ghosts of Sugar Land (2019) which is distributed by Netflix. His first feature documentary, These Birds Walk, premiered at SXSW and is distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories. These Birds Walk was recently named one of the 50 best foreign films of the 21st century by the New Yorker.
Bassam is a TED Fellow and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. He was an inaugural fellow of the Sundance’s Art of Non-Fiction Residency and participated in the 2017 Sundance Screenwriters’ Intensive.
Mogul Mowgli is his debut narrative feature.
Emmy award winner Riz Ahmed is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, creator, producer, musician, director and activist. He became one of Hollywood’s most sought after artists following the explosive success of HBO’s The Night Of, written and created by the legendary Steven Zaillan for which he won an Emmy Award, and was Golden Globe and SAG nominated. He went on to star in successful feature films including Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers and most-recently Sony/Marvel’s Venom. He first garnered industry attention in festival favourites Four Lions and Nightcrawler.
United States, United Kingdom
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