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Documentary films on social change screened

Karachi- The screening and certificate distribution ceremony of the British High Commission and London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) titled “Filmmaking for Social Change” was held at the British High Commission on Thursday.

The documental festival was organised in collaboration with Geo TV, and film makers from different institutes of all over Pakistan participated in the festival. Twelve film students from Karachi came together to make four documentary films under the supervision of UK-based filmmakers.

The first documentary to be screened was “Children Behind Bars”, directed by the students of SZABIST and University of Karachi (KU), about a child and his life in a juvenile jail in Karachi.

The next film to be screened was “The unfortunate state of Pakistan”, portraying the state of Pakistan from the point of view of children living in Edhi centres. “Escape” was a documentary without any voiceover telling the story of an average Pakistani and how could he live a happy life in a socio-political turmoil. The next documentary “From birth to 60” depicted the state of democracy in Pakistan and how it has changed over the years. The last documentary of the evening that was also the winner of the national documentary contest was “Stray Kite”, which was about the culture of kite flying in Lahore.
Source: The News
Date:5/29/2009