Image: Still from These Birds Walk, 2013, Directors: Bassam Tariq and Omar Mullick
CARE Pakistan is Pakistan’s largest education foundation, currently providing over 270,000 of its most under-resourced children with a quality, marketable education in over 825 CARE-adopted government schools. Asia House is delighted to be partnering with Care Pakistan and The Rangoonwala Foundation to bring you award-winning and critically acclaimed shorts and documentaries from or about Pakistan as organised and selected by Care Pakistan. Celebrating the nuance and range of Pakistan’s social and cultural landscape, the programme of documentaries and short films, turn on the spotlight to show a dynamic and diverse country hosting perspectives that have not found representation on mainstream international media.
Note: All films are in Urdu with English subtitles.
Film screenings will take place on 7th, 13th and 22nd February at Asia House.
Supun Xik, 2016, (13 min), Director: Zeeo Zia
Set in the beautiful but harsh landscape of Pakistan’s Himalayan Range, the film is about a courageous and determined shepherdess high up in the Northern Pakistan mountains, who has left her home to keep the century old tradition of shepherding alive. The short has travelled to 6 international festivals and won the best cinematography award at film festivals in Bulgaria and Russia.
These Birds Walk, 2013, (71 min), Directors: Bassam Tariq and Omar Mullick
2013 documentary by Bassam Tariq and Omar Mullick, tells the story and the struggles of runaway children and those who look after them. at the Edhi Foundation in Karachi, Pakistan. It follows a little runaway boy, who wonders where home is; the streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place. This is an inspirational story of resilience. “Even though Tariq and Mullick’s film takes place halfway around the world from most of the people who will ever see this film, it is a study into the universal need for a home.” Gabriel Lipton in Slant Magazine.
There will be a drinks reception at the end of each event.
All ticket proceeds will go directly to CARE schools to fund the education of under-privileged children