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Focus on Pakistan: Filmmaking for Social Change

Start: 18 May 2011 6:30 pm

Venue: The Gopher Hole

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Start:
18 May 2011 6:30 pm
Venue:
The Gopher Hole
Address:
350-354 Old Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 9NQ

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I am Agha

Atif Ahmed, Kiran Mushtaq, M Umar Saeed | | 7 mins

A poignant and touching portrait of a day in the life of a child who lives on the street and survives by collecting rubbish to sell.
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I Witness

Ali Ahad Ullah, Ali Changezi | | 8 mins

The film follows the story of survivors of the 28 December 2009 terrorist tragedy in Karachi.
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Open the Blindfolds

Ali Ahmed, Brohi Summaiya, Hafeez Talha | | 10 mins

Following 3 characters at a missionary school where pupils of different faiths study and work together in an environment of peace and harmony.
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Paper Bus

Bilal Latif, Sehar Palijo | | 8 mins

How does an ordinary man rebuild his life after losing everything?
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Waiting on a Thousand Dreams

Kaysad Kiara, Nabiha Khan, Sarah Ismail | | 9 mins

A dialogue between two people, who speak of themselves as Pakistanis struggling to be treated as individuals rather than a number.
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Will See You That Day

World Premiere
Farhan Maqsood | , | 7 mins

Pakkhi Vaas (Temporary Inhabitants) are the marginalised of society, inhabiting the outskirts of the city of Lahore in Pakistan. Many myths and mysteries surround their religion, lifestyle and identity. This film is an attempt to explore the daily life, the place, and the faces of these unknown people.
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The Horse Saint

World Premiere
Farhan Maqsood | , | 9 mins

The Horse Saint follows the happenings at the saint’s shrine in Lahore, Pakistan. Shrines in Lahore provide a space for counter-cultural elements and activities in Pakistani society. It shelters the underdog, the marginalized and the unheard prayers of the people. This film explores the shrine culture; the mysterious characters, myths and rituals that surround it.
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Wagah

London Premiere
Surpriyo Sen | , , | 14 mins

Each night the only bordercrossing between India and Pakistan on a 3000km stretch becomes the sight of an extraordinary event. Thousands of people gather to witness the ritual closing of the border, after which the masses get as close as possible to the gate to greet their former neighbours.
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