Omar Ahmed has been teaching Film and Media Studies for over 12 years. He was formerly Head of Film at Aquinas College, Manchester. He is also a freelance writer and is curating a forthcoming season of films titled ‘Not Just Bollywood’ for HOME in Manchester, supported by the North West Film Fund (BFI).
MA (Distinction) Screen Studies, University of Manchester
PGCE in Further Education, University of Nottingham Trent
BA (Hons) Film Studies, University of Sheffield Hallam
Rupture, Agitation & Revolt: The Dialectics of Political Cinema in the Foundational Years (1968 – 1976) of Indian Parallel Cinema
Dr. Felicia Chan and Dr. Anindita Ghosh
My work engages with the historical development of Indian Parallel Cinema (a relatively unexplored area of study in the field of Indian film studies) in the late 1960s, specifically the shifting political dynamics of The Naxalite Movement, the syntax of film form and representational issues. Theoretical perspectives underpinning the research includes trauma theory, post colonialism and iconoclasm.
Hollywood film genres
Alternative Indian cinema
Studying Indian Cinema, Leighton Buzzard: Auteur, 2015
RoboCop (forthcoming monograph in a new series on science fiction cinema), Leighton Buzzard: Auteur
Essays on ‘Mrinal Sen, Raj Kapoor, Satyajit Ray, Mehboob Khan, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Shyam Benegal’ In Directory of World Cinema: India, edited by Adam Bingham, Bristol: Intellect, 2015
‘The Indian Western: Revisiting Sholay and the Dacoit Film as Transnational Exegesis’ (forthcoming chapter) In Unbridling the Western Auteur, edited by Emma Hamilton & Alistair Rolls, Palgrave MacMillan
Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas, South Asian Popular Culture, 2014 Vol. 12 No. 1, 49-51
Mehboob’s Roti: A Key Work of 1940s Pre-independence Indian Cinema, June 2016, Projectorhead – http://projectorhead.in/reclaiming-mehboob-roti/
Reclaiming Indian Parallel Cinema, June 4 2016, Silhouette Magazine – A Publication on Cinema and Allied Art Forms