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Documentary showing life in refugee camps screened

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ISLAMABAD: As part of the Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival, Austrian Ambassador Nicolaus Keller hosted a screening of acclaimed documentary What the Wind Took Away. Mr Keller said this is the first cultural project he is doing since he arrived in Pakistan in Nov 1. The ambassador was the head of culture in Austria […]

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PM house full: Screening of Sharmeen Chinoy’s documentary today

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ISLAMABAD: A special screening of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ will be held at the Prime Minister’s Office today. The documentary nominated for the 88th Academy Awards in the Documentary (Short Subject) category. ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ is Chinoy’s second documentary to be […]

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‘He Named Me Malala’ nominated for BAFTA film awards

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EE British Academy Film Awards has announced its nominations for 2016 and He Named Me Malala has landed a nomination in the upcoming awards Documentary category. Directed by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, the film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the passionate Pakistani advocate of girls’ education who survived a brutal Taliban gun attack […]

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Film puts spotlight on K2 porters

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KARACHI: The snowcapped peak of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and also known as the Father of All Mountains, has claimed the lives of many mountaineers while bringing glory to some but hardly ever have the indigenous porters of Gilgit-Baltistan who form the nucleus of all mountaineering expeditions been recognised. The film K2 and […]

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Film on public toilets screened

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KARACHI: The kind of discourse surrounding gender and space is quite discomforting. There’s a falsity in the discourse when one hears people speak about bringing women to the public space. Women, be it from any class or caste, have always occupied public spaces, writer and documentary film-maker Promita Vohra said after the screening of her […]

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Peerless Sindhi poet Shaikh Ayaz comes back to life at week-long festival

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HYDERABAD: For the generation that has known Shaikh Ayaz, the peerless 20th century Sindhi poet, through his work, a week-long event provided a meticulous and crispy short-course. Laced with musical and dance performances, the ‘Ayaz Festival’ at Cafe Khanabadosh drew thousands of Ayaz’s fans. The festival started with a photo exhibition and was followed by […]

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Viral effects of cellphone videos

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LAHORE: It’s not just music videos that are being shot on cell phones these days. Short films, too, have come in vogue. Even full-length films are being shot on mobile devices. The Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus (German Cultural Centre) yesterday organised a mobile phone film workshop on ‘Micro Moves: Human – Urban / Surviving Strategies in a Mega-City’ […]

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Transgender community seeks acceptance in society

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KARACHI: The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Pakistan, in collaboration with the Pakistan Medical Association Karachi, conducted an interactive session on Tuesday at the PMA House, where experts discussed the issues faced by members of the transgender community in relation to their medical needs. Dr Nighat Shah stressed the need to break the taboo surrounding […]

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Google uploads Pakistan’s cultural treasures online

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LAHORE: “Pakistan is brimming with a rich historical and cultural heritage, with stories and artifacts that we are keen to preserve for future generations,” Google Asia Pacific Public Policy and Government Affairs Director Ann Lavin said on Thursday at a ceremony to unveil six online exhibits from Pakistan that have been added to the Google […]

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