Getting to know Karachi in five films

Report in EXPRESS TRIBUNE:

festivalThere is so much one can learn about a city by seeing it through the eyes of another person – and this is what happened on Sunday when people gathered at the Arts Council on the third and last day of the Karachi conference to watch five short films and documentaries highlighting Karachi’s residents and heritage.

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Narrative Interrupted

A collaborative project Yaminay Chaudhri and I are working on in Karachi.

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Housing plan threatens Sandspit backwater ecology

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN:

“The government has been urged several times to declare the entire Sandspit/Hawkesbay area (including the turtle nesting grounds) a nature reserve where the state needs to regulate human interference. It’s painful that now another plan is in the offing and that, too, not by any private organisation but a public sector department to destroy what little biodiversity is left in the backwater,” said deputy director general WWF-P Dr Ejaz Ahmad.

Once domestic sewage would start flowing from coastal housing projects into the backwater, small in-house factories would also appear and it would be difficult to stop the ecosystem from complete collapse, he pointed out.

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The ultimate Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking

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Neeki Lagat Mohe Apne Piya Ki

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Without Shepherds

A film about Pakistan

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Tum Aaye Ho Na Shab-e-Intezar Guzri Hai

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Kangna – Farid Ayaz Qawwal’s sons

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Qawal Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers – Meri Naiya Laga Do Par

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Q A U L – Mun Kunto Moala by Wajahat Hussain Khan Qawwal

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