Tourist With A Typewriter Ltd. was founded in 2004 by filmmakers Saeed Taji Farouky and Gareth Keogh in order to tell challenging, immersive, humanistic stories. Our award-winning documentaries look behind the obvious sensationalism of daily news and ask how individual lives fit into the bigger picture.

Tourist With A Typewriter Ltd. is an independent documentary production company dedicated to creative human rights and social justice films.

Our latest film Tell Spring Not to Come This Year recently received its World Premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2015. It received the Amnesty International Human Rights award and the Audience Choice award for Best Documentary. You can read more about the film here...

Tell Spring will next be screening at:
Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge, UK on September 6 & 7, 2015
(get tickets here)
Camden International Film Festival, Maine, Sept 19, 2015 (get tickets here)

WINNER Best Documentary & Sabeen Mahmud Award, Courage in Filmmaking (MISAFF15)
NOMINATED Tim Hetherington Award (Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2015)
WINNER Audience Choice Award, Panorama (Berlinale 2015)
WINNER Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award (Berlinale 2015)
WINNER Grand Jury Prize (DocumenaMadrid 2015)
NOMINATED Grand Jury Prize (Full Frame Documentary Festival, 2015)
NOMINATED First Prize (DOXA, 2015)
NOMINATED Grand Prize (Basel Bildrausch, 2015)

"They have gone where few directors dare to venture..."
- Hollywood Reporter

"Farouky and McEvoy capture the daily lives of Afghan soldiers fighting in the vanishing shadow of the NATO campaign."
- Maxim

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