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Asif Kapadia (1973-), Film director

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Film director. Born in Hackney, Kapadia studied filmmaking at the Royal College of Art, where he first gained recognition with The Sheep Thief (1997). His first feature film The Warrior (2001), shot in Rajasthan and the Himalayas, won three BAFTA awards and established Kapadia's visually striking technique. His most recent film Senna, a documentary about the eponymous Formula One racing driver, was released in the UK in June 2011 to critical acclaim.

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Asif Kapadia

by James Galloway
C-type colour print, February 2003
NPG x126107