A short film about the neglected piano at my house. Screened at the 3rd Karachi International Film Festival in 2004.
A talk by Tahereh Sheerazie about the quilting workshops she conducted around Pakistan last year. Tahereh speaks on the process of allowing the women to do their own thing, never intervening, except for the demands that it be their own, and ensure quality in the finish, how this exercise in self expression was for them a deep dive into what they and their colleagues were about, a communal bonding and a transformational experience in gaining self confidence.
Situated along the Makran coast, and occupying an area of about 1,650 square kilometers, Hingol is the largest National Park in the country. The unique terrain of the park is a challenge to the Offroaders with their 4 wheel drives sliding down near vertical river banks, crossing through boulders, shingled land and sinking in soft sand as they make their way towards the noble mountain of Goran Gatti.
This is the story of Gutter Baghicha, one of the last remaining open spaces in Karachi.
In the past few years the residential areas of Karachi have increasingly been unlawfully commercialized. This has destroyed many residential zones and turned whole areas into commercial districts. Successive master plans have had limited impact influencing development patterns in the city, leaving it unable to cope with the challenges of urban land development.
This documentary explores alternatives to haphazard development along Karachi’s coastline in light of the basic principles of urban planning.
The search for Shangri-La in the majestic mountains of Pakistan.
A PTV documentary on the northern areas of Pakistan by Hassan Hayat Khan.
This summer I filmed a story about how a young American, Elizabeth Tschursin, journeyed to the Hunza Valley in Pakistan and fell in love with the place and its people. My documentary is about how her visit led to the plans to build a school in the small village of Murtazaabad on the Karakoram Highway.
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