LETTERS FROM DEATH ROW, 2019
A man who survives two decades on death row struggles to build a new life after prison.
The life, death and impact of Pakistan’s working-class icon Qandeel Baloch, killed in 2016 after becoming a social media celebrity.
This film tells Qandeel’s story through her own videos and media appearances. A young, fearless woman who collided with Pakistan’s mainstream media, Qandeel exposed the religious right and challenged middle-class morality. From her life before stardom in a rural village to her early days in entertainment as a model and actor, Qandeel gained attention by making provocative web videos. We get to know Qandeel through her family, admirers and those she interacted with and inspired. The film also analyses her life through the lens of class and power politics and connects it to women’s continuing struggle for self-expression in Pakistan.
BRIC PRESENTS: BK STORIES, 2017
A Muslim queer Pakistani immigrant in the US talks about Omar Mateen, drawing parallels of his own identities with that of the Orlando shooter. The speaker divulges his hopes, his fears, and who he is/what he stands for.