British Council to launch film on Pakistan’s Independence


ISLAMABAD, Nov 11 (APP): British Council will launch a short film in collaboration with Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Films during August 2017 in connection with 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence.
The film intends to explore migration between the United Kingdom and Pakistan since 1947, said a news release issued here.
It will focus on telling families’ stories and will examine how understandings of the period of Partition and Independence affect subsequent generations’ cultural understandings and identities.
This exciting project will explore the rich and complex
relationship between the UK and Pakistan through personal narratives.
The film would explore how family histories of migration affect peoples’ relationships to their ancestor’s ‘home’ countries and to their own countries in this case, how grandparents’ or parents’ experiences of migration from Pakistan to the UK around 1947 are perceived and internalised.
The film will explore several distinct family stories it will aim to feature several diverse stories, including stories of families who migrated to the UK but who have since returned to Pakistan.