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Film festival ends on a high note

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KARACHI: The week which saw a lot of patronage for arts ended on a promising note as I am Karachi Film Festival concluded with better prospects for aspiring film-makers. Divided over three events, I am Karachi Film Festival wrapped up its last installment on Sunday at Expo Centre. Starting off on May 31, the first […]

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Two books on Karachi launched

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KARACHI: Two books titled Reimagining Karachi — Perspectives and Reimagining Karachi — Memories on the different historic facets of the city was launched at a hotel on Monday evening at an event organised by SEED Ventures and the I Am Karachi campaign. Introducing the books, SEED Ventures’ Sadaf Mahmood said they were in English because […]

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For filmmaker Babar Ali, goals and focus are essential

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KARACHI: Babar Ali did not know the path to success. What he knew was that he would be on it, for two reasons — he had a goal and he had focus. The 21-year-old filmmaker, who hails from Ali Goth in Korangi and is associated with the Zahrsss production house, had a story to tell […]

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A transformed role: ‘The media is a mirror, reflecting what is real’

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KARACHI: The role of the media has transformed over the last decade — it does not just cover the negative aspects of society but presents a feel-good image of it too. Kamran Wajih, the marketing, planning and strategies director at the Express Media Group, said this at the ninth ‘Dialogue’ session, organised by I Am […]

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Deconstructing a city through film

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KARACHI: “Never a fishing village, Karachi was in fact a fortified trading settlement established in 1729,” said urban planner and architect Arif Hasan at the soft launch of the I Am Karachi film festival held at a local hotel on Saturday. This was announced as part of the many initiatives of the I Am Karachi […]

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‘I Am Karachi’ theatre, music festival all set to start today

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Karachi: The ‘Napa I Am Karachi Theatre and Music Series 2015’ is envisaged as a series of performances showcasing the complexity and diversity of the city of Karachi. The festival director and a consortium member of ‘I Am Karachi’, Zain Ahmed, expressed these views while speaking at a press conference at the National Academy of […]

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Campaign goes on: ‘I Am Karachi’ all set for youth festival’s second episode

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KARACHI: The ‘I Am Karachi’ campaign has geared up for its second episode of ‘I Am Karachi Youth Festival’ that will begin May 23 and end May 30. Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, secretary Ahmed Shah announced this at a media conference on Tuesday. According to Shah, the motive behind the citywide campaign is to […]

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‘Youth deserve respect, right to information’

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Karachi: A group of around 20 young men and women staged a one-of-a-kind demonstration in front of the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday, catching many an eye due to its unique method of urging parents and guardians to guide them during their formative years. Sitting amidst colourful stuffed toys and holding placards, the youngsters said they […]

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