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Bhuli Hui Hoon Daastan – A Film by Adnan Malik

bhulihuidaastan.jpgThe Lahore film industry, Lollywood, has reflected and adapted to the changing moods in Pakistan’s socio-politico-cultural sphere over its tumultuous history. It has morphed from the sole source of family entertainment that unified the classes, into a stigmatized sex and violence industry that caters specifically to the tastes of a small population of the working class. In a slightly camp and overtly analytical style, this comprehensive documentary reconstructs the demise of Lollywood, and deconstructs the various forces that have sidelined the culture of cinema in Pakistan today. A first of its kind documentary, Bhuli Hui Hoon Daastan, is a tribute to the Lollywood film industry.

The screening will be followed by a discussion, focusing on the current state of Pakistani cinema, media education and upcoming films.

Bhuli Hui Hoon Daastan has been screened at The South Asian Film Festival – New York 2005, KARA Film Festival 2004, Bite the Mango Film Festival – Bradford 2005, The Delhi Digital Film Festival 2005, and ‘Pehli Dhahdkan’ Pakistani Film Festival – Glasgow 2005. The film has played at schools and universities across the country and internationally, and recently aired on both Geo and Geo News as part of the ‘Geomentary’ series.

About the Director

Adnan Malik is a Vassar College educated, Karachi based ‘slashie’ – a filmmaker/ actor/model. The majority of his work uses pop culture and identity as a point of investigation. He has directed ‘Bijli’, a multi-award winning short film about a Muslim drag queen in New York, ‘The Forgotten Song’, Pakistan’s first feature length documentary on Lollywood, as well as having contributed to films such as the Sundance winning ‘Why We Fight’, and ‘A Jihad for Love’. Adnan has also contributed a film, ‘Telephone Pyaar’, to the 60×60 project organized by MotiRoti, has assisted on a number of music videos and has been on the directing team of ‘The Lux Style Awards’ for the last 4 years. He has also been a member of the organizing committee of ‘The KARA Film Festival’ since 2003.

Bhuli Hui Hoon Daastan (The Forgotten Song)
Camera: Najaf Bilgrami
Editing: Adnan Malik, Maheen Zia
Producer: Geo Television
Scripted, Researched and Directed by Adnan Malik

Date: Sunday 13th July, 2008

Time: 7:00 pm

Minimum Donation: Rs. 50

Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.

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