Indus Blues, the documentary film by Jawad Sharif is reviving the forgotten music of Pakistan. The film has already won a number of awards. The 76 minutes long documentary film basically highlights how Pakistani folk artists and craftsmen are trying to keep the dying folk music alive. The artists include Saif Samejo, Krishan Laal Bheel, Mai Dhai, Faqeer Juman Shah, Shafqat Karim, Arieb Azhar, Zohaib Hassan, Muhammad Jan, Ejaz Sarhadi and Ustad Mumtaz Ali Sabzal.
Jawad said, “Indus Blues tells the story of some of the most precious folk music treasures from the culture of Indus, which are on the verge of disappearance. The documentary takes you on a journey throughout the landscape of Pakistan – from the Karakoram Mountains to the southern coastline – in search of various disappearing folk musical treasures.”
Jawad Sharif’s masterpiece is officially selected for screening at the 4th Indie Meme Film Festival – IMFF in Austin, Texas. The opening ceremony of the festival will be held on 14th April and the film screening is to take place from 26 till 28 April 2019.
The award-winning filmmaker said, “Indie Meme Film Festival – IMFF kicks off today. We are really excited to be a part of this festival. Indus Blues will be screened on April 27, 2019, at IMFF.”
The festival includes 25 films in 4 days, including 11 features, 9 shorts, and 5 youth films spanning across 7 countries in 9 languages with over 6 local, international, and US-based filmmakers.
Published in: HIP in Pakistan
Date Published: April 17, 2019
Article by: Hamza Khalid