Documentaries at Kara on 13th Feb ’09

Yesterday Kara hosted five documentaries which includes Askini Ver Bana(Give me your love) by Nameera Ahmed who teaches filmmaking at Karachi University, Sheedis by Muhammad Imran, Talking Faith by Naveen Qayuum.

The first discussed about the importance of Music in Sufi tradition and how Ney and their dance supports a spiritual allegory. Second was about the Sheedis who are mistaken as either Baloch or Makrani but they are actually of the Afro-Indian origin who live in Sind and many have migrated to Karachi. The documentary highlights important issue of social marginalization that they face but at the same beautifully portrays their culture. Third was Talking Faith which was about Muslim and Christian Inter-faith Dialogue.

Also Thekey pe kya Kartey ho? by Spandan Banerjee which is a story about friendship of three kids who earns their livelihood by opening beer bottles for endless customers; and lastly Shame by Mohammad Naqvi which is a 95 minute documentary on the heroic saga of Mukhtaran Mai, who spoke out against her community and government after she was sentenced to gang rape for her brother’s alleged infraction.

All of them were a treat to watch but what disappointed me was the Question and Answer session which became a mess as these movies were discussing Religion and Myths and I felt a very insulting approach in framing of questions by the public.

Today Kara will be hosting a number of films but the major attraction is the unreleased FIRAAQ, the directorial debut of Nandita Das.

3 Comments so far

  1. You’re Invited! « LINGO OF MY INNER VOICE (pingback) on February 17th, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

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  2. You’re Invited! | Tea Break (pingback) on February 17th, 2009 @ 10:21 pm

    […] can read my posts related to 7th Kara Film Fest at: Filams Documentaries I would write about Firaaq which bagged the best movie award later on this […]


  3. بستنی (wasiq) on February 18th, 2009 @ 12:48 am

    @raheel sab….thankyou sir.iam beginning to count on…



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