//Made in Pakistan


O Meri Ammo

Saturday: 21/3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Venue: Olomopolo, Lahore

 

O meri Amo is a film made for a private TV channel that Fasi wrote for the Mothers day. The story revolves around 4 women; a failing actress and her young daugher whom she is trying make an aspiring child star, a noosy neighbor who digs her nose into everything that may never be her business and Amo a noble elderly transgender person who self descirbed herself as eununch. The tale is about love and society. It sheds light on the unacceptable and judgmental nature of society.

After the screening of the film, we will invite Faseeh Bari Khan, the writer of the film, to join us for a chat with us and our audience.

 

 

Shehr-e-Tabassum

Sunday: 22/3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Venue: Olomopolo, Lahore

Saturday: 28/3 @ 5:00 p.m. - Venue: T2F, Karachi

Short Fiction

Directed by: Arafat Mazhar  |  Country: Pakistan  |  Year: 2020  |  Duration:  8 min | Language:  Urdu with English Subtitles

 

In a futuristic animated world of the year 2071, where Pakistan’s Amir-e-Mumlikat (president of the country)  has ushered an era of peace, stability, and prosperity after a civil war that lasted three decades. There has been no war or violence in almost 20 years now. The cost for this newfound peace: constant surveillance and a world in which the only expression citizens are allowed is a smile.

 

Vadhai: A Gift

Sunday: 22/3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Venue: Olomopolo, Lahore

Saturday: 28/3 @ 5:00 p.m. - Venue: T2F, Karachi

Short Documentary

Directed by: Claire Pamment,  Malik Ammar and Umar Jilani  |  Country: Pakistan  |  Year: 2020  |  Duration:  20 min | Language:  Urdu with English Subtitles

Cast: Amber, Aamar Ali, Faisal Sadiq Ali, Shabbir, Goshi, Maham, Sheela

Research by: Anaya Sheikh , Claire Pamment

Video/Post Production: Knapsack Studios

Produced by: Claire Pamment

Khwaja sira performances of vadhai, the repertoire of devotional prayers, songs, dances, and comic repartee, to celebrate weddings and births, have long been recognized as vital to these communities’ identities. We follow Guru Amber’s toli group as they bring music and movement to their neighborhood streets in Lahore, and take an intimate look at the kinship, beliefs, pleasure, and economies that drive these performances. 

 

Sooud

Sunday: 22/3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Venue: Olomopolo, Lahore

Saturday: 28/3 @ 5:00 p.m. - Venue: T2F, Karachi

Short Fiction

Directed by: Muneeb Ali, Sunniya Abbasi  |  Country: Pakistan  |  Year: 2020  |  Duration:  7 min | Language: Urdu with English Subtitles

 

A trans woman is about to face her extended family at her sister’s wedding. Will she keep the family pride for being the only earning hand in the house and paying for the wedding arrangements or bring shame to them for being who she really is. 

 

Trans-lit

Sunday: 22/3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Venue: Olomopolo, Lahore

Saturday: 28/3 @ 5:00 p.m. - Venue: T2F, Karachi

Short Documentary

Directed by: Umar Saeed |  Country: Pakistan  |  Year: 2020  |  Duration: 35 min  | Language: Urdu with English Subtitles

 

“Trans-lit” revolves around Khursand, a theater producer and activist, who is preparing for a play with her four friends, to address the trans* issues and will highlight the newly implemented transgender rights bill by the government of Pakistan through their performances.

The passionate filmmaker, Umar Saeed, builds a strong connection with the subjects of his experimental yet intimate documentary “Trans-lit”.  His close camera captions are quite distinct and ultimately makes one feel like partaking in the on-screen conversation of artivism (art+activism) for transgender rights.

 

Shanakht (Recognition) 

Sunday: 22/3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Venue: Olomopolo, Lahore

Saturday: 28/3 @ 5:00 p.m. - Venue: T2F, Karachi

Short Fiction

Directed by: Hamza Iftikhar  | Country: Pakistan | Year: 2019  | Duration: 1 min | Music only

 

A film school project by Hamza Iftikhar is a 1-minute short film motivated to create focus about improving transgender rights for basic education.  As a tagline written on the book-cover “Aggy barhna ha tu mujh par yaqeen rakhna ha (you may find success if you believe in me)” symbolizes the intentions behind this short but aesthetically creative film.