Movies to watch out for: Rahm (Mercy) and Forbidden Steps
From the Blog beenasarwar *Sharing details of two very relevant films by Pakistanis* whose work I've seen and liked: *Rahm (Mercy), the movie*, in London and Glasgow this Friday… [image: Rahm] …And upcoming, seeking support: *Forbidden Steps *– a feature film that aims to humanize a faith and a people that have long been misrepresented; writer/director Iram Parveen Bilal's earlier work includes Josh based on Karachi's Khana Ghar, and The PHD Movie. *An adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure* *'Some Rise by Sin and some by Virtue fall'* *Lahore, at an imaginary time…* *A young woman, Sameena fights to save her brother's honour and her own…. A kindly governor goes into hiding, a puritanical deputy runs the city, a young man is condemned to death…… How will Sameena outwit them all?* *Featurinpakistanblogs.blogspot.comRead Full Post
What is wrong with having daughters?
From the Blog pakteahouse *Aslam Kakar* *The author is a Research Writing Tutor at Rutgers University. He writes about positive psychology, philosophy and peace and conflict related issues among other things. * Against the wall close to the door, she had been crying when I entered the room. Her eyes were red and parts of her chador wet from the rolling tears. My cousins and siblings, spread over the room, were feeling awkward. Some were silent, studying their hands and toes, while others were reluctantly trying to calm her. Shortly before there was a telephone call about the birth of my niece. It was my sister's fourth daughter in a row. Most women excluding the relatively younger in my family and in my sister's in-laws were sad. Just like my mother, other older women there had also lamented. On the ppakistanblogs.blogspot.comRead Full Post