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Azmaish: A Journey Through the Subcontinent
A film by Sabiha Sumar
Pakistan, 2017, 85 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W171221

Pakistani filmmaker Sabiha Sumarís inspiring and probing documentary explores the complex relationship between India and her native country. Traveling the two nations, Sumar and Indian actress Kalki Koechlin witness radically changing political landscapes, their encounters giving rise to a personal and poetic search to uncover the voices of the silent majority, particularly those of women.

At home, Sumar has candid interviews with Pakistanis from different classes and regions, conversations where she is often the lone woman at the table. In India, Sumar and Koechlin speak with political figures and ordinary people, examining the rise of Hindu fundamentalism. As they despair at the decline of secular thought and the narrowing of expression they see in both nations, they also uncover the shared humanity beyond the divisive political rhetoric.

As nationalism surges in the U.S. and around the globe, AZMAISH is a valuable tool for sparking classroom conversations about intolerance, and also serves as an excellent primer for Americans on the India/Pakistan conflict from a womanís perspective.



AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS

  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Locarno Festival
  • BFI London Film Festival

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QUOTES

    "Two women leading a political conversation in two countries, where women are so often silenced, marginalised and sidelined."
    Feminism in India

    "A rare and incisive female-centric documentary about the political and cultural landscape of contemporary Pakistan and India, 70 years after they divided."
    BFI London Film Festival

    "An inspiring and stunning transnational journey through India and Pakistan."
    Cameron Bailey
    Toronto International Film Festival

    "Sumar admirably covers all her bases while tackling the Indo-Pakistani divide in all its complexity."
    POV Magazine

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