In Pakistan, a country riddled with political turmoil, economic challenges, and social identity crisis, musicians and instrument craftsmen find it hard to survive and sustain their art. They also have to deal with the fact that being a music performer is a social taboo in the society. Filmmaker Jawad Sharif not only showcases the unique performances of these rarely seen musical instruments from perhaps their last remaining maestros but also takes the audience on a journey throughout the landscape of Pakistan from the northern mountains to the Makran Coast.
Jawad Sharif, Director
Jawad Sharif is a Pakistani filmmaker who believes in using his skill as medium to inspire social change. He started his career in 2007 and has also directed several documentary films and a drama series for TV. He worked on a number of socially and culturally sensitive film projects involving the themes of human rights and social injustice besides arts and culture. He has contributed as the cinematographer and editor to the critically acclaimed GIFF 2016 Grand Jury Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, “K2 and the Invisible Footmen,” which has been screened and won accolades in festivals around the world.
Published in: www.guamfilmfestival.org
Date Published: October 11, 2018
Article Link: https://www.guamfilmfestival.org/indus-blues-giff-grand-jury-award-nominee-best-documentary-feature/