Indus Blues is the story of the struggle of indigenous musicians and craftsmen of Pakistan, who are barely surviving in an indifferent society. Filmmaker Jawad Sharif takes you on a journey across Pakistan in search of disappearing folk musical instruments
It is true that this rich plathora of music, classical learning is getting forgotten. How do we preserve it? By making it remunerative… But how do we do that? The movie is about Pakistan folk artists in less devolped places struggling to keep their fading art alive, it is so rare yet so precious. The movie is undoubtedly a beautiful depiction of our preservance of old school art of music and the struggle behind it while reminding the world what they are about to lose.
Indus Blues (2018) is the production of Foundation of Arts, Culture and Education (FACE) and Bipolar Films. Jawad Sharif’s Award winning documentary-film has been making waves since its time of release in October, 2018.
The movie is now set to have its premiere in Ontario next month at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF).
The director Jawad Sharif took to his social media to share the news!
Now in its 7th year, the MISAFF is scheduled to take place from August 1 and run till August 4, 2019 at the Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, Ontario. The festival will showcase eight fiction films, three documentaries, and seven shorts from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Italy, the UK and Canada that are based on the themes of love, explorations of art and ancestry and comedies on complex relationships among others topics.
Published in: HIP in Pakistan
Date Published: July 30, 2019
Article By: Alysha Khan