Pakistani film makers and people are expecting 2019 as a ray of hope for cinemas revival as Pakistani Documentary Film “Indus Blues” directed by filmmaker Jawad Sharif, has won the “Best Documentary Feature” and “Best Cinematography” awards in the Feature Documentary categories at the 11th Jaipur International Film Festival. The film features two vocal performances with their roots connected to the Marwari culture featuring Mai Dhai and Krishan Laal Bheel, said filmmaker.
“We couldn’t have been happier to announce that Indus Blues has won not one but two awards at the Jaipur International Film Festival,” stated a post on the film’s official Facebook handle. “Team Indus Blues is humbled by the amazing response we received at our latest Indian premiere.” “Indus Blues” is unique for raising awareness about the disappearing folk musical instruments in Pakistan as well as about the plight of folk and classical musicians and craftsmen. The film was of particular interest to the audiences of this festival in Rajasthan because of the rich cultural connection it made with the people of the Indian state.
The film – that is yet to release in Pakistan – is also scheduled to screen at the upcoming Docfeed Documentary Festival 2019, which will commence from February 21 and will run till February 24.
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17 November, 2019