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7th vasakh film festival
7th vasakh film festival

‘Koh-e-Barobar’ documentary film bags Human Rights Award at 7th Vasakh Film Festival

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.

7th vasakh film festival

7th vasakh film festival

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.

7th vasakh film festival

7th vasakh film festival

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.

7th vasakh film festival

7th vasakh film festival

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.

 

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