Biography: International award winning filmmaker Junaid Ahmed was born in Durban, South Africa in 1959. After receiving his BS degree in Drama from the University of Durban-Westville, he began acting and producing both in South Africa’s previously disadvantaged community and in mainstream theatre. Over the years, Junaid has produced and directed numerous documentaries.Through his company Fineline Productions, he has produced and directed short films for Channel 4 and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). He has also produced and directed a number of award-winning documentaries for the Discovery Channel, Arte (Europe), SABC and e-tv in South Africa. Ahmed has also been production manager on the feature, Gandhi My Father in India. His first feature as director, The Vow, was released in 1998, followed by More than just a Game in 2007.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
The Vow (2000).
The Zanzibaris (Date unknown);
Iqakamba – Hard Ball (1996);
The Vow (1998);
The Zulu Messengers (1998);
Trancing in Dreamtime (2004 – Junaid Ahmed, Paul Weinberg);
More Than Just a Game (2007).