october, 2019

05oct2:30 pm4:30 pmDunkey Following European DreamsSyed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi | 40min | 2019 | Pakistan2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave




Film: Dunkey Following European Dreams

Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi | 40min | 2019 | Pakistan

Dunkey Following European Dreams is an awareness-based documentary about financially struggling immigrants from Pakistan that cross through Iran and Turkey to enter the EU. The documentary exposes the life-threatening risks they experience while trying to enter the EU, and the director wanted to reveal the real hazards people face while trying to cross borders illegally. 





Filmmaker: Hassan Zaidi

I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Film & Television at the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and have completed a documentary major from the University of Texas. In 2014, I did a feature-length film project as a cinematographer, called SHAHDuring the last two years, I have attended different arts/cultural and film conferences. In my photography and cinematography career, I learned how to get the most out of the travel experience through my medium. I always try to find information on a variety of travel topics. I want to make travel more fun and accessible for everyone by providing information on how to experience the best the world has to offer.






Short Film: All That Perishes at the Edge of Land

Hira Nabi | 30min | 2019 | Pakistan

A ship berthed at Gadani and the shipbreakers coming from all over Pakistan to break it discover that they might have more in common than otherwise imagined when they enter into a conversation.







Short Film: Forbidden

Vibha Gulati | 20min | 2018 | United States

Forbidden is an award-winning short dramatic thriller that follows a Sikh woman named Jasleen, who is running away with her Muslim lover, Fahwaz.

Jasleen’s culture and religion conscious family wants her to marry within the Sikh community, and are shocked when she suddenly disappears. After Jasleen and Fahwaz elope, they think they have found happiness—but Jasleen’s family tracks the couple down and commit horrific acts in defence of their family honour.


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