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Tariq Chow

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Tariq Chow
Native nameতারেক চৌধুরী
BornTariq Chowdhury
1988 (age 32–33)
United Kingdom
🏡 ResidenceEast London, England
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🎓 Alma materUniversity of Oxford
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of Hertfordshire
💼 Occupation
Filmmaker, cinematographer
📆 Years active  2010–present
🌐 Websitetariqchow.com

Tariq Chowdhury (Bengali: তারেক চৌধুরী; born 1988) is an English documentary filmmaker and cinematographer of Bangladeshi descent.


Chowdhury was born in the United Kingdom but brought up in Bangladesh. From 1996 to 2001, he attended Chittagong Grammar School. In 2004, he attended Sunbeams School. In 2006, he attended Ilford County High School. From 2006 to 2007, he read Physics at University of Oxford. In 2010, he graduated with a degree in History, Economics and Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies. In 2014, he graduated with a degree in Film and Television Documentary from University of Hertfordshire.[1]


Chowdhury is a director, director of photography and editor. In 2010, his first short film Faith in London premiered at British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA),[1] it was runner up of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation's Faith Shorts,[2][3] aired on BBC One[4] and screened globally by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.[5]

In 2014, Chowdhury wrote and directed the documentary The Elephant in the Room, which was narrated by actress and Born Free Foundation founder Virginia McKenna[6][7] and explores the plight of captive elephants across Europe.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Chowdhury is a Muslim[3] and is from East London.[9]


Year Title Credit
2010 Faith in London Director, producer, editor
Lil Kitteh: A Poem Video
2011 The Astronomer's Universe Producer, editor
2012 Catastrophe: The Future of Felines in Britain Director, editor
2013 Celebrity Chasers Director, camera operator, editor
2014 The Elephant in the Room Writer, director, editor, cinematographer

See also[edit]

  • British Bangladeshi
  • List of British Bangladeshis


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tariq Chow". ISArts. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  2. "'Faith in London' A Short Film by Tariq Chow". MUSLIMNESS.COM. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Greene, Richard Allen (22 July 2010). "Tony Blair honors films about different kinds of faith". The CNN Wire. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  4. "British Bangladeshi "Power 100″". Alal O Dulal. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  5. "The Crew". Emma PH. Archived from the original on 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  6. Snowdon, Kate. "The Elephant in the Room". Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  7. Willard, Laura. "Would Spending 27 Years Alone Make You Go 'Mad'? That's What It Did To Her". Upworthy. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  8. "The Elephant in the Room". FestivalFocus. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  9. Blair, Tony (2 August 2010). "Tony Blair: 'To be religiously illiterate is foolish'". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 February 2015.

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