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Goethe Institute, Brunton Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Dec 09
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A Pakistani-German co-production by Sabiha Sumar in presence of the director.

International award winner Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters) is Sabiha Sumar’s first feature film. The film is based on actual events that took place when British India was partitioned in 1947. It was a time of intense violence. In pre-Partition Punjab, Muslims and Sikhs had lived side by side, but during the Partition men from both sides of the religious divide slaughtered each other, looted property, and abducted women. The film is about the story of one such Sikh woman, Veero.

The story starts in 1979, in a Pakistan under President Zia-ul-Haq’s martial law, when the country embarked on its journey to Islamization. It traces the lives of Veero, her gentle, dreamy-eyed son Saleem and his young but courageous girlfriend, Zubeida. In doing so, it explores the silencing that comes with religious and political fundamentalism and seeks hope for the spirit of enquiry. As Zubeida says so memorably, “Saleem, I also pray but that does not mean I do not think.”

The film won 14 international awards, including the Golden Leopard (Best Film), Best Actor and Best Direction at the 56th Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland.

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