Presented in association with the British High Commission Pakistan.
The fruits of the LIDF’s labours in Pakistan. An afternoon of screenings, debates and installations. Pakistani filmmakers focus on the voices and stories of ordinary Pakistani people, highlighting the issues that are important to them and the demand for change.
SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
14:00 – 15:30
Four films made by young people in Karachi about: Democracy, Kids, Inflation and Escape.
Followed by a talk with Pakistani and UK students, Patrick Hazard, & Peter Frazer - Film and social change.
Also to be screened:
Winner of the National Short Documentary Film Competition 2009 (a collaboration between the LIDF; the British High Commission, Pakistan; and Geo TV)
15:30- 16.00 Screening
Red Burqua / Burqua a ye Qermez
Roxana Pope | 2008 | Iran | 5min
This short documentary takes us behind the Red Burqa masks to reveal the lives of the women who wear them as well as take us on a visually stunning journey across the landscapes of Southern Iran.
Aliya Salahuddin | 2007 | Pakistan / UK | 28min
In June 2006, 1300 women were releaed from jail thanks to a change in a Shariah law on adultery. My Sin follows one released woman as she re-enters a society marred with the politics of women’s sexual morality.
16.00 – 16.30 Break
16.30 – 17.30 Screening
The Sacred Goats
Birgitte Glavind Sperber | 2008 | Denmark | 41min
The Kalasha minority in the Hindukush Mountains, NW Pakistan are the last remnants of the shamanistic goat culture that dominated in Centralasian mountain regions before Islam.
17.45 – 18.30 Discussion
Film, Internet and Advocacy: West v East, which methodologies are available easy to use, are effective.
Panelists: Ann Longley, Patrick Hazard, Natalie Fenton. Peter Fraser
18.45 – 20.00 Debate
THE UK MEDIA AND THE WAR ON TERROR: REPRESENTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
The intention is to focus on UK media and its reporting of political violence, Pakistan, and the responsibilities involved in such media work within the general context of the 'war on terror'. More generally, we will addresses the ethics and responsibilities involved in representations of the 'other' and explore and contest the notion that a camera is always a tool for enlightenment and empowerment.
Ziauddin Sardar, Mohammed Hanif, Natalie Fenton, Alina Mirza , Representative from the BHC,
Aaqil Ahmed (Commissioning Editor, for Religion and Multi-Culturalism, C4)
Chair: Holly Aylett (Vertigo Mgazine, UNESCO)