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Zinda Bhaag (Run for Your Life): A Screening

Moody Park Riot

November 9, 2014/Time TBA
Venue TBA
$ Free

VBB kicks off our 2014-15 Borderlines project with a special screening of Zinda Bhaag (Run for Your Life), a 2013 Pakistani Punjabi-language drama film co-directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi. Zinda Bhaag unravels against the theme of 'illegal' immigration and was constructed out of stories, anecdotes, and events that the directors encountered. Called 'dunky' in local jargon, the film involves inhuman and dangerous methods of crossing borders into foreign lands.

Join VBB for this special screening and a coversation with directors Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi!

About the Directors

Meenu Gaur completed her PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University of London in 2010. She received the Felix scholarship and Charles Wallace Scholarship for the same. She is the co-editor of the book Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change, (Routledge 2011) and and has been associated as Faculty of the Institute of Womens Studies Lahore (IWSL) under the aegis of Feminist Institute and Publishing House ASR (Applied Social Research Resource Centre). She is also the co-director of the award winning documentary film, Paradise On a River of Hell. Presently, she is working on a documentary film on Karachi.

Farjad Nabi has directed award-winning documentaries including Nusrat has Left the Building...But When? and No One Believes the Professor. He has also documented the work of Lahore film industry's last poster artist in The Final Touch. Since producing a musical documentary for BBC Urdu, he has been recording the dying breed of gavantris (story singers) in the Lahore region. His Punjabi stage plays Annhi Chunni di Tikki (Bread of Chaff & Husk) and Jeebho Jani di Kahani (The Story of Jeebho Jani) have been recently staged and published. He is presently working on a documentary film and monograph along with Meenu Gaur on the Lahore film industry aka Lollywood.


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