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HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH CINEMATOGRAPHY 15 November - 10 December 2016, Gujrat, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta


HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH CINEMATOGRAPHY is organized by


HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2016

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. Humane values are under attack. We must reaffirm our common humanity. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media. The time for this is now. “We the peoples” can take a stand for rights. And together, we can take a stand for more humanity. It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence. 3


HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH CINEMATOGRAPHY Building on the success of the 2015 experience, the second edition of the film festival Human Rights Through Cinematography will take place 15 November – 10 December 2016. The positive response the film festival received last year, encouraged us to increase the number of movies and of locations: twenty three movies and documentaries will be screened in Gujrat, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. The themes featured include migration, democracy, forced marriages, domestic violence, freedom of press, honor killings, decent work and women’s empowerment among others. The number of partners has also increased: in addition to the European Union, the Swiss Confederation and the International Film Festival of Human Rights (FIFDH), this year the Embassy of Argentina and the High Commissions of Australia and Canada have joined the organizing committee of the festival. Debates with specialists will follow the screenings while several movie directors will be available for Q&A sessions either in presence or via video link. The Human Rights Declaration in Urdu will be available at the venues of the festival to raise awareness and stimulate debates on human rights among Pakistani audiences. 4


EUROPEAN UNION AND HUMAN RIGHTS The European Union was born out of WWII, which saw large-scale severe human rights violations among Europeans. For that reason the European Union is strongly committed to fostering human rights protection in Europe and around the world. While promoting human rights worldwide, the European Union and its Member States acknowledge that problems do still exist in Europe and that they must be tackled. The films selected to celebrate the 2016 International Human Rights Day show that all around the world, people are still greatly suffering from violations of their basic rights. No country is exempt from doing its utmost to ensure that human rights are cultivated, protected and enforced at all levels and in all parts of the world. The EU supports Pakistan’s efforts for protection of the human rights with special focus on gender equality, freedom of religion and belief, rule of law, access to justice and freedom of expression.

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CALENDAR BY DATES 15 November, 02:30 p.m.

21 November, 02:30 p.m.

22 November, 03:00 p.m.

OUTRO PAÍS

EL RAYO

Fran Araújo, Ernesto de Nova, 2013, 86’min, Spanish with English subtitles

A GIRL IN THE RIVER

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, 2015, USA, Pakistan, 40’min, English subtitles

University of Punjab,

University of Punjab,

Lahore

Lahore

University of Management and Technology,

26 November, 02:00 p.m.

26 November, 05:00 p.m.

26 November, 05:30 p.m.

NADIA’S JOURNEY

LEBANON WINS THE WORLD CUP

KABUL CARDS

Sérgio Tréfaut, Sweden, Portugal, 90’min, English subtitles

Carmen Garcia Nadia Zouaoui, 2006, Algeria, Canada, 72’min, English subtitles Islamabad Club,

Islamabad 6

Tony ElKhoury, Lebanon, 2015, 23, Lebanese with English subtitles Swiss Embassy,

Islamabad

Lahore

Sadaf Fetrat, Sahar Fetrat, Nargis Azaryun, Anders Sømme Hammer, Christoffer Næss, 2014, Kabul, English subtitles Swiss Embassy,

Islamabad


27 November, 05:00 p.m.

28 November, 06:00 p.m.

29 November, 06:00 p.m.

REEL INJUN

CASABLANCA CALLING

CALL ME DAD

Neil Diamond, 2009, Canada, USA, 85’min, Canadian with English subtitles UN Information Centre,

Rosa Rogers, France, 2014, Morocco, UK, 70’min, Arabic with English subtitles

Sophie Wiesner, 2015, Australia, 57’min, English subtitles UN Information Centre,

Islamabad

UN Information Centre,

30 November, 11:00 a.m.

30 November, 12:00 p.m.

30 November, 06:00 p.m.

NADIA’S JOURNEY

A SYRIAN LOVE STORY

EL RAYO

Carmen Garcia Nadia Zouaoui, 2006, Algeria, Canada, 72’min, English subtitles University of Peshawar,

Peshawar

Islamabad

Sean McAllister, 2015, UK, France, Lebanon, Syria, 72’min, English subtitles University of Central Punjab,

Lahore

Islamabad

Fran Araújo, Ernesto de Nova, 2013, 86’min, Spanish with English subtitles UN Information Centre,

Islamabad 7


CALENDAR BY DATES 1 December, 11:00 a.m.

1 December, 02:30 p.m.

1 December, 06:00 p.m.

NICE PEOPLE

A WALNUT TREE

KRIGEN (A WAR)

Anders Helgeson, Karin af Klintberg, 2015, Sweden, 95’min, English subtitles University of Gujrat,

Ammar Aziz, 2015, 81’min, Pashto with English subtitles French Embassy,

Tobias Lindholm, 2015, Denmark, 120’min, Danish with English subtitles

Islamabad

UN Information Centre,

2 December, 05:30 p.m.

5 December, 11:00 a.m.

5 December, 11:00 a.m.

LAMPEDUSA IN WINTER

SONITA

Jakob Brossmann, 2015, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, 93’min, English subtitles

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, 90’min, English subtitles

Mariana Arruti, Lucia Rey, Rodrigo Paz, Carmen Guarini, Andrés Habegger, Pablo Nisenson, Miguel Pereira, Ulises Rosell, Andrea Schellemberg, Javier De Silvio, 2011, 93’min, English subtitles

Austrian Embassy,

University of Baluchistan,

Islamabad

Quetta

Quaid-e-Azam University,

Gujrat

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Islamabad

D-HUMAN

Islamabad

(D-HUMANOS)


5 December, 06:00 p.m.

6 December, 12:50 p.m.

6 December, 11:00 a.m.

FRAME BY FRAME

OUTRO PAÍS

A GIRL IN THE RIVER

Institute of Business Administration,

Fatima Jinnah Women University,

Alexandia Bombach, Mo Scarpelli, 2015, Afghanistan, 85’min, Dari with English subtitles Centre for Excellence in Journalism,

Karachi

Sérgio Tréfaut, Sweden, Portugal, 90’min, English subtitles

Karachi

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, 2015, USA, Pakistan, 40’min, English subtitles

Rawalpindi

6 December, 05:30 p.m.

6 December, 06:00 p.m.

7 December, 11:00 a.m.

THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

SONITA

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Pieter-Jan De Pue, 2016, Belgium, Ireland, Netherland, Germany, Afghanistan, 127’min, English subtitles

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, 90’min, English subtitles

Belgium Embassy,

Centre for Excellence in Journalism,

Islamabad

Karachi

Avil Lewis, 2015, US, Canada, 90’min, English subtitles Arid Agriculture University,

Rawalpindi 9


CALENDAR BY DATES 7 December, 01:00 p.m.

7 December, 06:30 p.m.

8 December, 12:30 p.m.

PAKISTAN: NO PLACE LIKE HOME

THE TRUE COST

THE TRUE COST

Islamabad

German Embassy,

Institute of Business Management,

Islamabad

Karachi

8 December, 02:00 p.m.

8 December, 06:00 p.m.

8 December, 06:30 p.m.

KUMU HINA

PAKISTAN: NO PLACE LIKE HOME

NON ASSISTANCE

Syed Owais Ali, 2016, Pakistan, Dubai, 25’min, Urdu with English subtitles

Frédéric Choffat, 2016, Switzerland, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, 52’min, French with English subtitles

UN Information Centre,

UN Information Centre,

Islamabad

Islamabad

Syed Owais Ali, 2016, Pakistan, Dubai, 25’min, Urdu with English subtitles Quaid-e-Azam University,

Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, 2014, USA, Fiji, 77’min, English subtitles UN Information Centre,

Islamabad 10

Andrew Morgan, 2015, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Italy, UK, Uganda, India, Haiti USA, 90’min, English subtitles

Andrew Morgan, 2015, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Italy, UK, Uganda, India, Haiti USA, 90’min, English subtitles


9 December, 05:30 p.m.

10 December, 02:30 p.m.

SONITA

A GIRL IN THE RIVER

Swiss Embassy,

COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology,

Islamabad

Islamabad

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, 90’min, English subtitles

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, 2015, USA, Pakistan, 40’min, English subtitles

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CALENDAR BY CITIES GUJRAT Nice People

1 December, 11:00 a.m.

Casablanca calling 28 November, 06:00 p.m.

Call me dad

29 November, 06:00 p.m.

ISLAMABAD Nadia’s journey

26 November, 02:00 p.m.

Lebanon wins the World Cup 26 November, 05:00 p.m.

Kabul cards

26 November, 05:30 p.m.

Reel Injun

27 November, 05:00 p.m.

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El rayo

30 November, 06:00 p.m.

A walnut tree

1 December, 02:30 p.m.

Krigen (A war)

1 December, 06:00 p.m.

Lampedusa in winter 2 December, 05:30 p.m.

D-Human

5 December, 11:00 a.m.

The land of the enlightened

6 December, 05:30 p.m.

Pakistan: no place like home 7 December, 01:00 p.m. 8 December, 06:00 p.m.

The true cost

7 December, 06:30 p.m.

Kumu Hina

8 December, 02:00 p.m.

Non assistance

8 December, 06:30 p.m.

Sonita

9 December, 05:30 p.m.


A girl in the river

10 December, 02:30 p.m.

LAHORE

QUETTA

Outro País

Sonita

15 November, 02:30 p.m.

KARACHI Frame by frame

El rayo

21 November, 02:30 p.m.

5 December, 06:00 p.m.

Outro País

A girl in the river

A Syrian love story

This changes every thing

22 November, 03:00 p.m.

30 November, 12:00 p.m.

6 December, 06:00 p.m.

The true cost

8 December, 12:30 p.m.

RAWALPINDI

A girl in the river

6 December, 12:50 p.m.

Sonita

5 December, 11:00 a.m.

6 December, 11:00 a.m.

7 December, 11:00 a.m.

PESHAWAR Nadia’s journey

30 November, 11:00 a.m.

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PROGRAM

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OUTRO PAÍS

Sérgio Tréfaut, Sweden, Portugal, 90’min, English subtitles 15 NOVEMBER 02:30 p.m.

WHERE

Al Razi Hall, New Campus, University of Punjab Lahore

Outro País looks at the Portuguese revolution of 1974 that brought down a totalitarian regime that ran for nearly 50 years not through the eyes of the locals who lived through it - as most documentaries tend to do - but through the lenses of foreign photographers and filmmakers who came to cover it for international media.

Hosted by

Embassy of Portugal, University of Punjab, Lahore

How to participate

Please contact: islamabad.mne.pt

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EL RAYO

Fran Araújo, Ernesto de Nova, 2013, 86’min, Spanish with English subtitles 21 NOVEMBER 02:30 p.m.

WHERE

University of Punjab, Lahore

After thirteen years in Spain, Hassan is jobless and decides to go back home to Morocco. He invests all his savings in a second hand tractor to earn a living in his country and takes on to the road. At the end of the road awaits his family and a new life in his village. A real journey played by a real man who travels, town to town, meeting with unforgettable characters and overcoming obstacles making this journey a real odyssey.

Hosted by

Embassy of Spain, University of Punjab, Lahore

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How to participate

RSVP by Sunday 20 November at spanishprofessor1@gmail.com


A GIRL IN THE RIVER

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, 2015, USA, Pakistan, 40’min, English subtitles 22 NOVEMBER 03:00 p.m.

WHERE

University of Management and Technology School of Law and Policy, Lahore A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country’s harsh judicial system.

Hosted by

University of Management and Technology, UN Information Centre

How to participate

RSVP by Monday 21 November at faiqa.ibrahim@umt.edu.pk Tel: (042)35211058

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NADIA’S JOURNEY

Carmen Garcia Nadia Zouaoui, 2006, Algeria, Canada, 72’min, English subtitles 26 NOVEMBER

02:00 p.m.

WHERE

Islamabad Club, Islamabad

to Kabylia, Algeria, to see if things have changed in her native land. There, she travels behind the tourist facade and into the complex reality of women held captive in their own homes from puberty onwards, a tragic custom many men feel powerless to change. This feature documentary tells the story of Nadia Zouaoui, a woman who was forced by her parents into an arranged marriage with an Algerian living in Montreal when she was 19 years old. The man, who was twice her age, chose Nadia from a photograph. After 18 years away, Nadia goes back

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Hosted by

European Union

How to participate

RSVP by Friday 25 November at DELEGATION-PAKISTAN-HRFILMFESTIVAL-2016@eeas.europa.eu


LEBANON WINS THE WORLD CUP

Tony ElKhoury, 2015, Lebanon, 23’min, Lebanese with English subtitles 26 NOVEMBER 05:00 p.m.

WHERE

Swiss Embassy, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad

On the eve of the 2014 Fifa World Cup, two former enemies from the Lebanese civil war prepare to support their favourite team Brazil. Can the tournament unite them despite everything that’s gone wrong?

Hosted by

Embassy of Switzerland

How to participate

RSVP by Tuesday 22 November at asma.tariq@eda.admin.ch Please note that: car’s details and driver’s name are mandatory to access the Diplomatic Enclave; for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event; seating is limited.

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KABUL CARDS

Sadaf Fetrat, Sahar Fetrat, Nargis Azaryun, Anders Sømme Hammer, Christoffer Næss, 2014, Kabul, English subtitles 26 NOVEMBER 05:30 p.m.

WHERE

Swiss Embassy, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad

Kabul Cards came to existence after over three years of filming and production. It shows the everyday lives of three young Afghan women who live in Kabul and are active members of the civil society. The film reflects the many challenges faced by these three women in their daily life and how they together with their friends and networks work for and contribute to changes in their societies. Despite the hardness of and the many difficulties encountered in their daily life as women, these three young women still have big hopes regarding the future of their country and are keeping working hard towards a better Afghanistan. The 20

objective of this movie is to show another face of Afghanistan, beside its numerous attacks and explosions, by capturing the daily life of afghan people.

Hosted by

Embassy of Switzerland, Islamabad,

How to participate

RSVP by Tuesday 22 November at asma.tariq@eda.admin.ch Please note that: car’s details and driver’s name are mandatory to access the Diplomatic Enclave; for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event; seating is limited.


REEL INJUN

Neil Diamond, 2009, Canada, USA, 85’min, Canadian with English subtitles 27 NOVEMBER 05:00 p.m.

WHERE

UN Information Centre, ILO Building, G-5/2, Islamabad

In this feature-length documentary, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the portrayal of North American Indigenous people throughout a century of cinema. Featuring hundreds of clips from old classics as well as recent releases, the film traces the evolution of the “Hollywood Indian.” Diamond guides the audience on a journey across America to some of cinema’s most iconic landscapes and conducts candid interviews with celebrities like Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson and Jim Jarmusch. The film is a loving look at cinema through the eyes

of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories in their own way.

Hosted by

High Commission of Canada, UN Information Centre

How to participate

RSVP by Saturday 26 November at info.islamabad@unic.org Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event.

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CASABLANCA CALLING

Rosa Rogers, France, 2014, Morocco, UK, 70’min, Arabic with English subtitles 28 NOVEMBER

06:00 p.m.

WHERE

UN Information Centre, ILO Building, G-5/2, Islamabad

Casablanca Calling is the story of a quiet social revolution in Morocco. In a country where 60% of women have never been to school, a new generation of women have started work as official Muslim leaders or Morchidat. The Morchidat work in some of the poorest communities in Morocco to separate the true teachings of Islam from prejudice and misunderstanding; support girls’ education; campaign against early marriage; and encourage young people to build better Morocco, rather than dreaming of life in the West. Casablanca Calling is an intimate portrait of three Morchidat, and the story of a so22

ciety in transition and a mission to educate a nation.

Hosted by

Embassy of the Netherlands, UN Information Centre

How to participate

RSVP by Sunday 27 November at info.islamabad@unic.org Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event.


CALL ME DAD

Sophie Wiesner, 2015, Australia, 57’min, English subtitles 29 NOVEMBER 06:00 p.m.

WHERE

UN Information Centre, ILO Building, G-5/2, Islamabad

In the midst of a silent yet devastating epidemic of fatherlessness, CALL ME DAD is a film about fathers with broken families whose children are gone. Now, through a men’s program, they each have the chance to regain what’s lost, to transform himself and earn another shot at the title, ‘Dad’.

How to participate

RSVP by Monday 28 November at info.islamabad@unic.org Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event.

Hosted by

High Commission of Australia, UN Information Centre

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NADIA’S JOURNEY

Carmen Garcia Nadia Zouaoui, 2006, Algeria, Canada, 72’min, English subtitles 30 NOVEMBER

11:00 a.m.

WHERE

Agha Khan Auditorium, University of Peshawar, Peshawar

This feature documentary tells the story of Nadia Zouaoui, a woman who was forced by her parents into an arranged marriage with an Algerian living in Montreal when she was 19 years old. The man, who was twice her age, chose Nadia from a photograph. After 18 years away, Nadia goes back to Kabylia, Algeria, to see if things have changed in her native land. There, she travels behind the tourist facade and into the complex reality of women held captive in their own homes from puberty onwards, a tragic custom many men feel powerless to change.

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Hosted by

High Commission of Canada, University of Peshawar

How to participate

RSVP by Tuesday 29 November at drjamal_n@yahoo.com Tel: 0333-9851600


A SYRIAN LOVE STORY

Sean McAllister, 2015, UK, France, Lebanon, Syria, 72’min, English subtitles 30 NOVEMBER 12:00 p.m.

WHERE

Main Auditorium, University of Central Punjab, Lahore

Sean McAllister’s documentary about a family of Syrian refugees in Europe would be compelling at any time. This is about love, but it could as well be called A Syrian Rage Story or A Syrian Despair Story. It is the tragic portrait of a disintegrating marriage; the story of two people whose love has been hammered by fate, history and each other. Raghda and Amer, who met in a Syrian prison cell, find their love challenged by circumstance.

How to participate Please Contact: tahir.ashfaq@ucp.edu.pk Tel: 0333-4349936

Hosted by

European Union, University of Central Punjab, Lahore

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EL RAYO

Fran Araújo, Ernesto de Nova, 2013, 86’min, Spanish with English subtitles 30 NOVEMBER 06:00 p.m.

WHERE

UN Information Centre, ILO Building, G-5/2, Islamabad

After thirteen years in Spain, Hassan is jobless and decides to go back home to Morocco. He invests all his savings in a second hand tractor to earn a living in his country and takes on to the road. At the end of the road awaits his family and a new life in his village. A real journey played by a real man who travels, town to town, meeting with unforgettable characters and overcoming obstacles making this journey a real odyssey.

Hosted by

Embassy of Spain, UN Information Centre

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How to participate

RSVP by Tuesday 29 November at info.islamabad@unic.org Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event.


NICE PEOPLE

Anders Helgeson, Karin af Klintberg, 2015, Sweden, 95’min, English subtitles 1 DECEMBER 11:00 a.m.

WHERE

Allama Iqbal Library Auditorium, University of Gujrat, Punjab

A group of young men who fled the war in Somalia have ended up in a rural town in Sweden where integration is tough. Something needs to be done. Local entrepreneur Patrik Andersson gets an idea, why not use sport as a bridge to get people closer to each other? The goal: to create the first ever Somali national team in bandy and make it to the World Championship in Siberia.

How to participate

Please contact: waqas.manzoor@uog.edu.pk Tel: 0333-8487047

Hosted by

European Union, University of Gujrat

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A WALNUT TREE

Ammar Aziz, 2015, 81’min, Pashto with English subtitles 1 DECEMBER

02:30 p.m.

WHERE

French Embassy, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad

An elderly man living in the Jalozai refugee camp feels desperately nostalgic and longs to go home. A grandfather, poet and former teacher, he finds himself internally displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict between the Pakistani Army and the Taliban. As he struggles to decide whether to leave his family and risk returning to his distant homeland, he must confront the prospect that home may no longer exist in physical space and may now be only a place of make-believe, a mirage in his mind.

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Hosted by

Embassy of France

How to participate

RSVP by Tuesday 29 November at liaqat-ali.sheikh@diplomatie.gouv.fr


KRIGEN (A WAR)

Tobias Lindholm, 2015, Denmark, 120’min, Danish with English subtitles 1 DECEMBER 06:00 p.m.

WHERE

UN Information Centre, ILO Building, G-5/2, Islamabad

Company commander Claus M. Pedersen and his men are stationed in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, back in Denmark, Claus’ wife Maria raises their children. During a routine mission, Pedersen’s unit is caught in a trap and Claus will have to answer for his actions in martial court. A Danish masterpiece nominated for an Academy Award.

How to participate

RSVP by Wednesday 30 November at info.islamabad@unic.org Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event.

Hosted by

Embassy of Denmark, UN Information Centre

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LAMPEDUSA IN WINTER

Jakob Brossmann, 2015, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, 93’min, English subtitles 2 DECEMBER

05:30 p.m.

WHERE

Austrian Embassy, Islamabad

The Italian “refugee island” of Lampedusa is in the firm grip of winter and trustees. Tourists have left, the remaining refugees fight to be taken to the mainland. As a fire destroys the worn down ferry, that connects the island to Italy, the mayor Giusi Nicolini and the local fishermen struggle for a new ship. The tiny community at the edge of Europe is engaged in a desperate struggle for solidarity with those who many consider the cause of the ongoing crisis: the African boat people.

Hosted by

Austrian Embassy, UN Information Centre 30

How to participate

RSVP by Wednesday 30 November at katharina.rigler@bmeia.gv.at Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event; seating is limited.


SONITA

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, 90’min, English subtitles 5 DECEMBER

WHERE

11:00 a.m.

Committee Room, University of Baluchistan, Quetta

Determined and animated Afghan teen living in Tehran, who dreams of being a famous rapper. But in

Iran, the government doesn’t let girls sing solo. And in her Afghan home she is expected to become

a teenage bride. With her family keen to marry her off to receive her dowry, tradition bears down on Sonita. Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, she must turn obstacle into opportunity.

Hosted by

European Union, University of Baluchistan, Quetta

How to participate Please contact: balochii@yahoo.com Tel: 0333-7888722

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D-HUMAN (D-HUMANOS)

Mariana Arruti, Lucia Rey, Rodrigo Paz, Carmen Guarini, AndrÊs Habegger, Pablo Nisenson, Miguel Pereira, Ulises Rosell, Andrea Schellemberg, Javier De Silvio, 2011, 93’min, English subtitles

5 DECEMBER 11:00 a.m.

WHERE

Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad A 63 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights nine Argentine directors decided to undertake a complex task: to reflect the status of these rights in their country. The nine creative short documentaries that make up the film are a reflection of our country and its people, our idiosyncrasies, problems and aspirations. And also a way to publicize the scope and importance of this Declaration, which means betting on compliance, since there for everyone.

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Hosted by

Embassy of Argentina, Quaid-eAzam University, Islamabad

How to participate

RSVP by Sunday 4 December at fatimah32@yahoo.com Tel: 0300-5800788 For further information contact: ggc@mcrecic.gov.ar


FRAME BY FRAME

Alexandia Bombach, Mo Scarpelli, 2015, Afghanistan, 85’min, Dari with English subtitles 5 DECEMBER 06:00 p.m.

WHERE

Centre for Excellence in Journalism, Karachi

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for them. When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing

Afghanistan for the world, and for them. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

Hosted by

Embassy of the Netherlands UN Information Centre Centre for Excellence in Journalism

How to participate

RSVP by Monday 5 December at cej.iba.edu.pk Tel: (021) 38104701, Ext: 1701-1705 33


OUTRO PAÍS

Sérgio Tréfaut, Sweden, Portugal, 90’min, English subtitles 6 DECEMBER 12:50 p.m.

WHERE

Main Campus, Event Hall, Institution of Business Administration, Karachi Outro País looks at the Portuguese revolution of 1974 that brought down a totalitarian regime that ran for nearly 50 years not through the eyes of the locals who lived through it - as most documentaries tend to do - but through the lenses of foreign photographers and filmmakers who came to cover it for international media.

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Hosted by

Embassy of Portugal, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

How to participate Please contact: talopes@iba.edu.pk


A GIRL IN THE RIVER

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, 2015, USA, Pakistan, 40’min, English subtitles 6 DECEMBER 11:00 a.m.

WHERE

Old Library, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country’s harsh judicial system.

Hosted by

European Union, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

How to participate

RSVP by Monday 5 December at pprc@fjwu.edu.pk Tel: (051) 9292900

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THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

Pieter-Jan De Pue, 2016, Belgium, Ireland, Netherland, Germany, Afghanistan, 127’min, English subtitles 6 DECEMBER

WHERE

05:30 p.m.

Belgium Embassy, Islamabad

A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and

sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops finally withdraw from their land, another gang of children keeps tight control on the caravans smuggling the blue gemstones through the arid mountains of Pamir. In this seamless blend of fictional and documentary form, we experience a stunning cinematic journey into the beauty of war-tormented Afghanistan. Shot over seven years on evocative 16mm footage, first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue paints a whimsical yet haunting look at the condition of Afghanistan left for the next generation. As American soldiers prepare to leave, we follow De

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Pue deep into this hidden land where young boys form wild gangs to control trade routes, sell explosives from mines left over from war, and climb rusting tanks as playgrounds—making the new rules of war based on the harsh landscape left to them.

Hosted by

Embassy of Belgium

How to participate

RSVP by Thursday 1 December at islamabad@diplobel.fed.be Tel: (051)2654101-4 Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event.


SONITA

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, 90’min, English subtitles 6 DECEMBER

WHERE

06:00 p.m.

Centre of Excellence in Journalism, Karachi

Determined and animated Afghan teen living in Tehran, who dreams of being a famous rapper. But in

Iran, the government doesn’t let girls sing solo. And in her Afghan home she is expected to become

a teenage bride. With her family keen to marry her off to receive her dowry, tradition bears down on Sonita. Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, she must turn obstacle into opportunity.

Hosted by

Embassy of Switzerland UN Information Centre Centre for Excellence in Journalism

How to participate

RSVP by Monday 5 December at cej@iba.edu.pk Tel: (021) 3814701, Ext: 1701-1705

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THIS CHANGES EVERY THING Avil Lewis, 2015, US, Canada, 90’min, English subtitles

7 DECEMBER

11:00 a.m

WHERE

Main Auditorium, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon

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in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Hosted by

European Union, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

How to participate

Please contact: bhuttamazhar@gmail.com Tel: 0300-9882613


PAKISTAN: NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Syed Owais Ali, 2016, Pakistan, Dubai, 25’min, Urdu with English subtitles 7 DECEMBER 01:00 a.m.

WHERE

Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad In the remote Pakistan village of Hakimwala, farmers battle a deadly pest that is ruining their cotton crops. Many find it difficult to afford the pesticide and face mounting debts. The elders of the village encourage the young men to travel abroad to earn better pay and help lift the village out of poverty. Twenty-nineyear-old Sharif has lived in Hakimwala all his life. He is an only son and drives the only car in the village. He is responsible for driving the sick to the city hospital three hours away. But with the infestation of his cotton crops and rising debts, Sharif decides it is time to seek his fortune elsewhere. Sharif decides to go to Dubai despite warnings from

his friends. The villagers sell the car and his family sells their hard-earned lands to cover his expenses. For the first time in his life, Sharif leaves his village, flies in an airplane and experiences a foreign land. In spite of mounting debts, Sharif is about to learn that there is more to life than money. Or is there?

Hosted by

European Union, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

How to participate

Please contact: Monday 5 December at fatimah32@yahoo.com Tel: 0300-5800788

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THE TRUE COST

Andrew Morgan, 2015, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Italy, UK, Uganda, India, Haiti USA, 90’min, English subtitles 7 DECEMBER 06:30 p.m.

WHERE

German Embassy, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a ground breaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye open40

ing journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Hosted by

Embassy of Germany,

How to participate

RSVP by Tuesday 2 December at ku-100@isla.diplo.de Please note that: car’s details and driver’s name are mandatory to access the Diplomatic Enclave; for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event; seating is limited.


THE TRUE COST

Andrew Morgan, 2015, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Italy, UK, Uganda, India, Haiti USA, 90’min, English subtitles 8 DECEMBER 12:30 p.m.

WHERE

Institute of Business Management, Karachi

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a ground breaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented pro-

ject that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Hosted by

European Union, Institute of Business Management, Karachi

How to participate Please contact: ejaz.wasay@iobm.edu.pk Tel: (021)111002004

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KUMU HINA

Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, 2014, USA, Fiji, 77’min, English subtitles 8 DECEMBER

02:00 p.m.

WHERE

UN Information Centre, ILO Building, G-5/2, Islamabad

Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawai’i. During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a Native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? As Hina’s arduous journey unfolds, her Hawaiian roots and values give her the strength and wisdom to persevere, offering a new 42

perspective on the true meaning of aloha.

Hosted by

High Commission of Canada, UN Information Centre

How to participate

RSVP by Wednesday 7 December at info.islamabad@unic.org Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event.


PAKISTAN: NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Syed Owais Ali, 2016, Pakistan, Dubai, 25’min, Urdu with English subtitles 8 DECEMBER 06:00 p.m.

WHERE

UN Information Centre, ILO Building, G-5/2, Islamabad

In the remote Pakistan village of Hakimwala, farmers battle a deadly pest that is ruining their cotton crops. Many find it difficult to afford the pesticide and face mounting debts. The elders of the village encourage the young men to travel abroad to earn better pay and help lift the village out of poverty. Twenty-nine-year-old Sharif has lived in Hakimwala all his life. He is an only son and drives the only car in the village. He is responsible for driving the sick to the city hospital three hours away. But with the infestation of his cotton crops and rising debts, Sharif decides it is time to seek his fortune elsewhere. Sharif decides to go to Dubai despite warnings from his friends. The

villagers sell the car and his family sells their hard-earned lands to cover his expenses.For the first time in his life, Sharif leaves his village, flies in an airplane and experiences a foreign land. In spite of mounting debts, Sharif is about to learn that there is more to life than money. Or is there?

Hosted by

UN Information Centre

How to participate

RSVP by Wednesday 7 December at info.islamabad@unic.org Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event. 43


NON ASSISTANCE

Frédéric Choffat, 2016, Switzerland, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, 52’min, French with English subtitles 8 DECEMBER

06:30 p.m.

WHERE

UN Information Centre, ILO Building, G-5/2, Islamabad

Non-assistance to people in danger, men and women are stepping up in different ways, moved only by their determination and courage, to provide a little humanity in this unprecedented crisis.

Hosted by

UN Information Centre

How to participate

RSVP by Wednesday 7 December at info.islamabad@unic.org Please note that: for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event.

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SONITA

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, 90’min, English subtitles 9 DECEMBER

WHERE

05:30 p.m.

Embassy of Switzerland, Islamabad

Determined and animated Afghan teen living in Tehran, who dreams of being a famous rapper. But in Iran,

the government doesn’t let girls sing solo. And in her Afghan home she is expected to become a teenage

bride. With her family keen to marry her off to receive her dowry, tradition bears down on Sonita. Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, she must turn obstacle into opportunity.

Hosted by

Embassy of Switzerland, UN Information Centre

How to participate

RSVP by Friday 2 December at asma.tariq@eda.admin.ch Please note that: car’s details and driver’s name are mandatory to access the Diplomatic Enclave; for security reasons only registered participants will have access to the event; seating is limited. 45


A GIRL IN THE RIVER

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, 2015, USA, Pakistan, 40’min, English subtitles 10 DECEMBER 02:30 p.m.

WHERE

COMSATS institute of Information and Technology, Islamabad

A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country’s harsh judicial system.

Hosted by

COMSATS institute of Information and Technology, Islamabad UN Information Centre

How to participate

Please contact: rumla.tahir@comsats.edu.pk Tel: 03331966654

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HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH CINEMATOGRAPHY is organized by


Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival 2016