San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival3rd I


SILENT WATERS (Khamosh Pani)

1:30 pm, Sunday, November 13th, Roxie Cinema, San Francisco
Admission: $8
Director: Sabiha Sumar
Country: Pakistan/France/Germany (2003)
Running Time: 95 mins; 35mm Color
In Punjabi with English Subtitles



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Set in 1979 Pakistan, during General Zia Ul-Haq's reign, Silent Waters is an incredibly moving and cinematically rich portrayal of a country and it's people struggling with a troubled past and an uncertain future, as forces of Islamic nationalism gather strength around them. Kiron Kher plays Ayesha, a widow with an 18-year-old son Saleem - who spends a large part of his time romancing beautiful Zubeida. Ayesha and Zubeida's serene life is turned upside down, as a group of Sikh pilgrims come to town triggering Ayesha’s painful memories of her buried past.



Sponsors & Co-presenters

Ali Akbar College of Music
Friends of South Asia (FOSA)
Asian Religions & Cultures, Stanford University