Pakistan Calling Present New Films at September Screening

16 Sep

RSAThe RSA‘s (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) project, Pakistan Calling, has been growing in success since its inception earlier in 2013. New films are presented at a recent film screening in early September to showcase the relations between the UK and Pakistan. Pakistan Calling works to provide a platform for films that present links between civil and cultural organisations and communities in Pakistan and the UK. These films explore some of the many pressing social problems faced in the country, and challenges perceptions of today’s Pakistan. It aims to promote constructive cross-cultural dialogue between Pakistan and Britain and attempts to build community trust and support for the British Pakistani Diaspora and the organisations working with them. You can find out more about the project here, and can read reviews of Pakistan Calling at the BBC¬†amd the New Statesman.

This month there has been a screening for some of the films produced by British and Pakistani artists. Amongst these films included one on the life of Mumtaz Rafiq, a mental health patient, and his rehabilitation at the Karachi Vocational Training Centre, a place which helps people with mental challenges. Another film screened early this month presented an interview of a British journalist Jon Snow who discussed the coverage of Pakistan by the west media, and the general negative perception of the country that infiltrates much of this media. Finally, a film by Todd Shea was showed, about an American who set up relief work in Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake. Read more about this film screening in The Express Tribune, The Fair Observer and at Dawn.com.

 

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