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Tahiat Mahboob

Toronto, ON CA
Available for Full Time
Available for Freelance
Open To Mentoring
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Filmmaker and journalist proficient in producing strong, compelling stories on a wide range of topics for print, broadcast and web; developing platform-specific content; analyzing viewership data; and using digital strategies to boost audience engagement.


Tahiat Mahboob is a filmmaker and journalist whose work spans Bangladesh, America and Canada. From politics to pop culture, she has produced stories on a range of beats for CBC/Radio-Canada, Global News, CTV News, Asia Society and The Daily Star. She has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and CUNYʼs Craig Newmark School of Journalism. She was chosen to join the 2021 cohort of the Online News Association’s Women's Leadership Accelerator. Tahiat’s work focuses on covering underreported communities, educating storytellers from marginalized groups, and developing sustainable media strategies.

Featured Work

Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound

The scream of a TIE fighter. The Pew-Pew! of a blaster. Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound spotlights the team of creators who collaborate to make the magic we hear onscreen. From field recording and Foley to sound design and mixing, these artists reveal their process, showing us how they use Mac to bring to life sounds from the Star Wars universe and beyond.

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Meet the artist who is turning paintings of Indian women into empowered pin-ups

Nimisha Bhanot has thought a lot about the way South Asian women are represented in art

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This Winnipeg choreographer is creating live cinematic chase scenes

From frat boy hazing rituals to terrifying dark pursuits on foot, Ming Hon knows the thrill of the pursuit

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How this woman turned her own hair and thumbprints into art

Bangladesh-born visual artist Asma Sultana explains how her body relates so intimately to her work

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