Aswar Rahman

Aswar Rahman

2017 Mayoral Campaign Photo

Born
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Residence
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Nationality
American

Alma mater
University of Minnesota

Occupation
Filmmaker, UX Designer

Political party
Democratic Farmer-Labor

Website
aswarrahman.com

Aswar Rahman is an American filmmaker, UX designer, and 2017 Minneapolis mayoral candidate.[1][2] Rahman is the founder of Cineapolis[3][4] and its annual film festival, the Mespies.[5][6]
A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party,[7] Rahman is campaigning for the mayoralty of the state’s largest city, Minneapolis. Rahman’s platform emphasizes lowering of the municipal property tax rate,[8] restaffing the Minneapolis Police Department to pre-recession levels, enterprise-driven minimum wage increases, support for small businesses, infrastructure investment, and support for anti-homelessness programs.[9]
Filmography[edit]

Year
Film
Functioned as
Notes

Director
Writer
Producer
Actor
Role

2014
Dorja
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bombardier
Self-shot

2015
Mehdi+Priya
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mehdi Hasan

2015
George: A Love Letter to a Cold City
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
George

2016
Achilles
Yes
Yes
Yes

2016
Salone
Yes
Yes
Yes

2016
Best of India, Late at Night
Yes
Yes
Yes

2017
Troika
Yes
Yes
Yes

2017
Soirée
Yes
Yes

Yes
Walsh
MSAB-Funded[10]

References[edit]

^ “More Democrats line up to challenge Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges”. gomn.com. 
^ http://www.startribune.com/state-rep-raymond-dehn-to-run-for-mayor-of-minneapolis/407793706/
^ http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/3378833-local-filmmaking-group-focuses-on-independent-filmmakers/
^ http://cineapolis.co/about/
^ http://cineapolis.co/festival/
^ https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TheMespies
^ http://www.mpls.dfl.org/
^ http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/2017/01/with-an-eye-on-the-budget-young-filmmaker-joins-mayors-race/
^ http://aswarrahman.com/#reasons
^ http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/2016/2016-awarded-ai.htm

External links[edit]

Aswar Rahman at the Internet Movie Database

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