OCTOBER 3 || 7PM || UW THOMSON HALL 101, SOUTH ASIA CENTER
INSHA’ALLAH DEMOCRACY: When voting for the first time in Pakistan’s election, Mo has a tough choice – either vote for religious hardliners or for secular liberal leader General Musharraf, a former military dictator.
Loug - The People
8 mins || Punjabi || Pakistan || 2017
An old couple is mysteriously held in a police station of their town in Pakistan. Their crime is unknown, and their insult is extreme. What have they done?
Directed by Zafeer Butt.
1 hour 21 mins || English, Urdu || Pakistan, UK, UAE, US || 2017
Filmmaker Mo Naqvi will vote for the first time during Pakistan’s elections. His priority is backing a candidate who will prevent Pakistan from becoming a terrorist state. But Mo has a tough choice – either vote for religious hardliners or for secular liberal leader General Musharraf, a former military dictator. Insha’Allah Democracy chronicles one voter’s journey: to see if democracy is compatible with an unstable Muslim country.
Mohammed Naqvi’s previous films include special Independent Spirit Award Nominee Among The Believers, Emmy-winner Shame (Showtime), Pakistan’s Hidden Shame (Channel 4), Shabeena’s Quest (Al-Jazeera), Terror’s Children (Discovery), and Big River (Office Kitano). He recently produced for Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films documentary series Belief and PBS’s Sacred.