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Azmaish - a journey through the subcontinent

OT: Azmaish

Sabiha Sumar // Pakistan, 2017
Documentary Feature // FF2017
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DOCUMENTARY India and Pakistan were created in 1947 in a complex context of ideological demarcation and age-old common roots. 70 years later, Pakistan is still struggling with feudal structures and religious fundamentalism, while in India radical Hindu nationalism has come to power under President Modi. Together with Indian actor Kalki Koechlin, director Sabiha Sumar travelled through both countries. The two combative friends meet religious zealots, complacent elites, assertive women and defenders of liberalism. Thus, a complex picture of two neighbouring states emerges, which are often more similar than they would appear to realize.


SABIHA SUMAR (*1961) studied film direction and political sciences in New York and Cambridge. Her debut feature Silent Waters won the Golden Leopard in Locarno in 2003.



Documentary Feature

Urdu, Hindi, English

Asia Express//FF2017



85 min

OV with English subtitles

Sabiha Sumar

Sabiha Sumar, Julai Rose, Sachithanandam Sathananthan (voice over)

Kalki Koechlin, Sabiha Sumar

Sachithanandam Sathananthan

Claire Pijman, Peter Brugman, Mo Azmi

Martin Hoffmann

Aamir Zaki

Vidhi Films

Vidhi Films

Sabiha Sumar, Vidhi Films: info@vidhifilms.com, sumar.sabiha@gmail.com

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