An awkward encounter at a Berlin cafe reveals the importance of not making assumptions.
Saddiq Abubakar is a Nigerian American filmmaker based in Berlin. Due to his multilingual and multicultural upbringing, Saddiq has gained a sensitivity to the nuances of social situations from multiple perspectives. Showing an early interest in poetry, photography and theatre, it seemed only a matter of time before he started making films.
Saddiq studied cinematography at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and has participated in several independent film projects as an actor, an art director, a location director, a cinematographer and primarily as a writer and director. His photography and videography has been featured on such platforms as Vice, Pangeaseed, Juxtapose, Vine Magazine, Bullet Magazine, and Textile Wirtschaft. In addition, Saddiq worked as co-editor of the Auteurist Magazine, a magazine about the great American directors of past and present that reviews of historical and current films. Saddiq Abubakar has lived and worked in Berlin-Neukölln since 2014.