Sami Khan

Co-Director, Producer
Al Jazeera / THE LAST OUT

Sami Khan is a biracial Muslim filmmaker based in New York City. His work has screened at leading festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Mumbai Film Festival. He graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in film. 

Along with filmmaking partners Michael Gassert and Jonathan Miller, Sami is producer and co-director on THE LAST OUT a documentary in post-production that tells the harrowing tale of four Cuban baseball players and their dangerous journeys out of their homeland and into the United States. The film is edited by Carla Gutierrez (RBG).

KHOYA (2016), Sami's feature debut (as writer/director), was selected for the Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access fellowship and received financial backing from Spike Lee. The film tells the story of a man traveling to India to solve the decades-old mystery surrounding his adoption.

He is also currently working on a short documentary for Al Jazeera English with Smriti Mundhra (A SUITABLE GIRL) set in St. Louis about the inspiring story of Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist turned state legislator.

Sami is an adjunct filmmaking lecturer at Columbia University and Brooklyn College where his teaching focuses on empowering young filmmakers of color.