Suroosh Alvi

Suroosh Alvi (born 26 March 1969) is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist and filmmaker.wikipedia
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Vice Media

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He is the co-founder of Vice Media, a youth media brand operating in more than 50 countries.
Originating from the Montreal-based Vice magazine co-founded by Suroosh Alvi, Shane Smith, and Gavin McInnes (who left the company in 2008), Vice expanded primarily into youth and young adult–focused digital media, including online content verticals and related web series, the news division Vice News, a film production studio, and a record label among other properties.

Gavin McInnes

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Suroosh Alvi launched VICE with Shane Smith and Gavin McInnes in Montreal in 1994.
McInnes co-founded Vice in 1994 with Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi.

Shane Smith (journalist)

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Suroosh Alvi launched VICE with Shane Smith and Gavin McInnes in Montreal in 1994.
Smith, along with co-founders Suroosh Alvi and Gavin McInnes (who left VICE in 2008), acquired the youth magazine Voice of Montreal in 1994 and changed its name to Vice.

Vice (magazine)

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Suroosh Alvi launched VICE with Shane Smith and Gavin McInnes in Montreal in 1994.
Founded by Suroosh Alvi, Gavin McInnes and Shane Smith, the magazine was launched in 1994 as the Voice of Montreal with government funding.

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

In 2007, Alvi co-directed and executive produced the VICE Film, Heavy Metal in Baghdad - a documentary that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day.
Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a 2007 rockumentary film following filmmakers Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi as they track down the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda amidst the Iraq War.

2007 Toronto International Film Festival

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The film was an official selection at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2008 Berlin Film Festival, and it was named Best Documentary at the 2008 Warsaw Film Festival.

Acrassicauda

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In 2007, Alvi co-directed and executive produced the VICE Film, Heavy Metal in Baghdad - a documentary that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day.
The story of the band was the subject of a documentary called Heavy Metal in Baghdad, which was made by Canadians Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi.

Pakistani Canadians

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Suroosh Alvi (born 26 March 1969) is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist and filmmaker.

Youth culture

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Alvi is a travelled journalist and an executive producer of film, covering global youth culture, news, and music.

News

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Alvi is a travelled journalist and an executive producer of film, covering global youth culture, news, and music.

Music

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Alvi is a travelled journalist and an executive producer of film, covering global youth culture, news, and music.

Conflict resource

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He has hosted and produced award-winning documentaries investigating controversial issues, movements, and subcultures, including conflict minerals in the Congo, the Iraq War, and the rise of the Pakistani Taliban and global terrorism.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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He has hosted and produced award-winning documentaries investigating controversial issues, movements, and subcultures, including conflict minerals in the Congo, the Iraq War, and the rise of the Pakistani Taliban and global terrorism.

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He has hosted and produced award-winning documentaries investigating controversial issues, movements, and subcultures, including conflict minerals in the Congo, the Iraq War, and the rise of the Pakistani Taliban and global terrorism.

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan

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He has hosted and produced award-winning documentaries investigating controversial issues, movements, and subcultures, including conflict minerals in the Congo, the Iraq War, and the rise of the Pakistani Taliban and global terrorism.

Toronto

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

Ontario

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

Pakistanis

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

Sajida Alvi

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

Islamic studies

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

Mughal Empire

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

McGill University

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

Psychology

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

University of Toronto

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Suroosh Alvi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Pakistani parents, both of whom are academics; his mother is Sajida S. Alvi, whose focus is on Islamic Studies and Mughal history, and who is now professor emerita at McGill University, and his father is Sabir A. Alvi, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Toronto.

Montreal

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Suroosh Alvi launched VICE with Shane Smith and Gavin McInnes in Montreal in 1994.