ISPR documentary wins first prize in Italy -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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ISPR documentary wins first prize in Italy

RAWALPINDI: Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) documentary “Voice of Peace” has won the first prize in the recently held International Film Festival “Eserciti-e-Popoli” held at Bracciano, Rome (Italy).

According to ISPR press release issued here on Thursday, the celebration of 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, saw the participation of the Nato and 24 countries, entered the festival with 60 films grouped into several categories.

The films, signed by excellent filmmakers were evaluated by the international highly qualified and experienced jury. Maintaining the tradition, Pakistan Army’s documentary “Voice of Peace” has won the first prize in the “Social Function Category” and was awarded Chief of Army Staff trophy.

Brigadier Syed Azmat Ali was the Project Director and Executive Producer of the documentary, Colonel Muhammad Aaqeb Athar Producer, Captain Sadia Saleem and Lieutenant Abdul Rehman were co-ordinators who contributed in producing quality production which attained distinction in this international film festival. The documentary is about the FM radio stations established in affected areas.

Its effectiveness is in terms of changing the mind set of the local people and revealing true perspective of the realities of terrorists affecting the peace in the Swat Valley and Waziristan. The story “Voice of Peace” that had defeated the hate speech gave hope to the despaired, revived traumatised people of Swat from depression and bridged distances for the separated.

The FM radio stations played the role of a preparatory manoeuvre in shaping the environment. It facilitated the military operation by isolating the militant groups there and also turned the public against these groups in Malakand and Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA).
Source: Business Recorder
Date:12/3/2010