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3rd i NY presents

"Urban Hum of Pakistan": A Shorts Program

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards earthquake relief in Pakistan.

Razor's Edge

January 19th, 2006, 7pm
Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A)
Subway: F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker
Tickets: $9 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members

This program was screened at Seattle's 2nd Independent South Asian Film Festival presented by Tasveer. Since then, it has been touring for earthquake relief events.

Advance Tickets: 7pm show

About the Films

A diverse selection of short films and documentaries by contemporary Pakistani filmmakers, varying in themes from personal to social and political, this program is curated by Laila Kazmi, founder of Jazbah.org and Associate Editor of Chowrangi, a Pakistani-American magazine of arts, culture, and politics.

Your Beautiful World
Dir: Manizhe Ali, 2004, DV, 2 mins 20 sec

Based on a poem by Manizhe Ali, the film is about the incomprehension and helplessness that accompany despair in life.

Dir: Beena Sarwar, 2004, DV, 11 mins

Seventeen-year old Hina is the youngest and the first girl in her family to complete her education and contemplate a career. Hina is the exception in a country where one in two Pakistani girls are still illiterate.

Dir: Babar Shaikh, 2004, DV, 9mins

There is an abiding image in our folklore of a child lost in a carnival. The city - in this case, Karachi - is also a carnival for the child who resides in each one of us. The imagery is illustrated using Urdu poetry of Akhtar-ul-Eeman and Noon Meem Rashid.

On a Razor's Edge
Dir: Sharmeen Obaid, 2004, DV, 24 mins

Reporter Sharmeen Obaid journeys across her native Pakistan to gauge people's feelings regarding the crackdown on domestic terrorism and the efforts to secure peace with India.

Dir: Shalalae Jamil, 2003, DV, 3 mins

A young muslim woman pays tribute to what she considers to be 'True Islamic faith' simultaneously calling into question her own oscillating and contradictory views on the faith.

Death in the Garden of Paradise
Dir: Nurjahan Akhlaq, 2004, Beta SP, 21 mins

Nurjahan Akhlaq's haunting debut is an elegy for her painter father, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq and dancer sister, Jahanara Akhlaq.

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This event is made possible in part through public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.