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KALA PUL (Black Bridge)
with: Midnight Lost and Found

Thursday, November 13
Brava Theater, San Francisco
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7:00pm Midnight Lost and Found
Director: Atul Sabharwal
Country/Year: India, 2007
Running Time: 19 mins
Format: DV Cam
Language: Hindi with English subtitles

Both beautiful and disturbing, Midnight Lost And Found is one of the best short films of the year. A lonely late-night pharmacy worker, Arvind, develops a relationship with a Mumbai prostitute.

7:20pm Kala Pul (Black Bridge)
Director: Saqib Mausoof
Country/Year: USA/Pakistan, 2008
Running Time: 40 mins
Format: DV Cam
Language: Urdu with English subtitles

Director and actors in person

Join us for the premiere of local filmmaker Saqib Mausoof's debut long-form film. Kala Pul is named after a bridge in Karachi, which connects, and simultaneously separates, the affluent parts of the city and the lower income areas. Our protagonist, Arsalan, returns from the Middle East to this segregated world to investigate the violent death of his younger brother, blamed on fundamentalists. He finds himself estranged from his family, which is divided in opinion between his anglicized father and his devoutly militant younger brother. Now Arsalan must navigate these diverging and conflicting paths to discover his dead brother’s past and Karachi's future.