Sofian Khan is the founder of Capital K Pictures, a New York-based production house. His short work has appeared on Field of Vision, The Fader, Al Jazeera, NBC Digital and The Atlantic Selects. He is a 2016 MacArthur Documentary Grant recipient for The Interpreters – a feature documentary completed with support from ITVS, the Tribeca Institute and Firelight Media. The Interpreters made its broadcast premiere on PBS’ Independent Lens program in November 2019 after playing at more than 40 festivals internationally.
Sofian’s first feature THE DICKUMENTARY (2014) — a definitive history of the penis, from its evolution millions of years ago to today — was acquired by Breaking Glass Pictures after making its festival premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival. His second feature, Gaucho del Norte (2015) — following South American sheepherders who are recruited to work in the American west — aired on PBS’ America ReFramed series, and is available for educational use through New Day Films.
Currently, Sofian is producing An Act of Worship, based on a short film he co-directed for Field of Vision about the 2017 travel ban. It has received support from Ford Foundation’s JustFilms, Chicken & Egg and Made in NY, amongst others. His most recent short film for The Atlantic and NBC Digital, Do We Belong? (2018) was shortlisted for an IDA award. Sofian is a Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and is developing several new documentary and fiction projects under the Capital K Pictures banner.
Films by Sofian Khan
Nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award, THE INTERPRETERS tells the story of Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who served as a crucial bridge between American soldiers and local nationals. But as a result of their work with the U.S. forces, many have become targets. Now they're struggling to find a way out for themselves and their families.
Far from his family in Chile, sheepherder Eraldo Pacheco must endure harsh conditions and loneliness in the high desert and isolated mountain pastures of the American west as he strives for a better life for his family. This immersive documentary offers a lyrical meditation on what it means to be an immigrant.