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Film Screening of "Zahida" by Seemab Gul

Film Screening of " Zahida " by Seemab Gul

Zahida Kazmi:

Zahida Kazmi is the first female taxi driver in Pakistan and a local legend. Twice a widower and 56 year old, she is fighting to make a living on the dusty roads of Rawalpindi. Also a mother to 7 year old Zara, she is juggling the home life from behind the wheel. Reciting beautiful poetry in quite nostalgic moments, Zahida reflects on her fate. Zahida is a fascinating insight into the trials faced by a determined woman carving her own path within a patriarchal society.

Human Rights Film Festival: 

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. This year’s Human Rights Day will launch a year-long campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights, proclaiming for the first time the inalienable rights to which everyone -- regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status -- is inherently entitled as a human being. The 70th anniversary is an opportunity to reaffirm the universal values and enduring principles enshrined in the Declaration, mobilize people around the world, and take stock of human rights today.

Seemab Gul: 

Seemab Gul is a London based filmmaker who has been a political activist involved in social and anti-war campaigns. While she makes socio-political films, her multi-media works span themes of migration, identity, culture and politics.

Date: 02-12-18
Timing: 4:00 pm-4:30 pm
Location: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

In collaboration with European Union

Graciously Sponsored by FM91, NEWS ONE, WASEB TV AND TV1!

This event is FREE FOR ALL! 

Looking forward to meet you!

Earlier Event: November 24
Kathak Workshop with Farah Yasmeen Shaikh
Later Event: December 9
An Evening of Women Empowerment