Aleem Karmali - Director & Producer

Crescent Productions is a media production company focused on promoting greater understanding and tolerance of different cultures and religions, with a particular focus on educating about Islam, the diversity amongst Muslim cultures, and the rich history of Muslim civilizations.


Crescent Productions was founded in 2001 by Aleem Karmali, whose goal is to produce creative, balanced, and intelligent films about Islam and Muslim societies. As a writer, director, editor, and producer, he has been working on media productions since 1997.

Aleem has produced a number of documentaries, short films, stage performances, and corporate videos, having produced projects in Canada, Tajikistan, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. His works have screened at academic conferences, festivals, during live performances, and various other events. He is also an accomplished public speaker and educator.

Aleem's educational background combines academic, creative and technical pursuits. This includes an MA in Visual Anthropology, a post-graduate certificate in Islamic Studies and Humanities, and a BA in Communication Studies and Sociology.