Lahore: The 7th Vasakh film festival comes to an end in Lahore last Saturday. The festival is organized annually by Interactive Resource Centre where films from Pakistan and South Asia are screened.
Eight universities participated in the festival which include The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahauddin Zikriya University Multan, Jamshoro University Sindh,Forman Christian College University, Fatima Jinnah College Chunamandi Lahore, National College of Arts Lahore , Punjab University and Szabist Karachi.
Films from National Institute of Design Ahmadabad India and best documentaries of south Asia were also screened in the festival.
‘People from the unknown history‘, A documentary film by Jamshoro university students got first position, ‘religious harmony’ from Bahawalpur University got second and ‘ I hope’ from Peshawar university got third position in best documentary films award.
Human right award was bagged by ‘ Koh e Barobar,‘ A thesis film of Mehmood Mathur who recently graduated from National College of Arts and hails from Ghulkin Gojal Hunza. The film is about Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali showing the struggle and obstacles of their life while climbing Mount Everest.
Nisar Ahmed, Curator of the festival talking to media said that this special award has been bestowed to Koh-e-Barobar for depicting the struggle of a mountain woman and the film shows the positive image of a Pakistani woman and is a good example of gender equity and women empowerment.