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After Sabeen: portrait of woman who wanted to ‘un-silence’ Pakistan

The documentary shows family, friends recounting her memories

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September 29, 2019


Michael Jackson fans sue over HBO documentary

The singer died in 2009

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July 2, 2019


ZMF 2019: Sindh Muhnji Maa

A documentary by Wajahat Ali & Umair Masood

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April 20, 2019


ZMF 2019: Lyari’s shining stars

A documentary by Aqsa Mansoor

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April 20, 2019


ZMF 2019: Waahi, the Punjab farmer who defied all odds

A documentary by Arsalan Majid

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April 13, 2019


Netflix dramatises notorious India gang-rape murder case in new series

Delhi Crime, a seven-part series, will be released on Netflix worldwide on Friday

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March 20, 2019


Ali Sethi’s song ‘Umraan Langiyaan’ to feature in Jemima Khan’s HBO documentary

The Case Against Adnan Syed will premiere on March 10

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March 7, 2019


Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes

“Still Recording” records what happened to two idealistic art students after they were swept up in the fervour of the Syrian revolution

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September 8, 2018


Documentary on Pakistani Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam to be screened

Pakistani students will screen a documentary on Pakistan’s first Nobel laureate, Dr Abdus Salam, on May 12. This will be the first screening of Salam – The First ̶M̶u̶s̶l̶i̶m̶ Nobel Laureate in the UK. It is a feature-length documentary about the life of the Pakistani physicist. According to the synopsis, “It is the story of…

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May 4, 2018


‘One Day in the Haram’ documentary premiered

A Pakistan-origin British producer Abrar Hussain made a 90-minute documentary titled “One Day in the Haram”. The documentary was premiered in Birmingham and it will be screened in March. Abrar says the documentary is aimed at offering awareness to the non-Muslims. The documentary will be premiered in House of Lords in London also on January 31….

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January 22, 2018


Celebrations: Samaa TV turns ten today

It was ten years ago when Samaa TV was welcomed as breath of fresh air among the news channel. And, before long, it established its efficacious foothold with ever-increasing admiration among the Pakistani viewers. Samaa Television is celebrating its tenth anniversary as it has completed its ten years of brilliant career this December 25th. Soon…

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December 25, 2017


Documentary on Junaid Jamshed released

KARACHI: A documentary film based on late singer turned religious scholar Junaid Jamshed has been released on social media. The documentary film, “Ansoo”, has been produced and directed by famous Pakistani guitarist and singer Salman Ahmad. In his statement Salman Ahmad said the idea of documentary film Ansoo has been received from famous Sufi poet…

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December 3, 2017


Proud moment: ‘A Girl in the River’ secures best documentary award at the Emmys

NEWS DESK: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made us proud once again as her documentary, A Girl In The River, won the Best Documentary award at the 38th annual news and documentary Emmy Awards. The brilliant filmmaker shared the good news from New York, where the award ceremony took place: Congrats team @SOCFilms what a great win tonight…

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October 6, 2017


Pak Navy to launch patriotic song, documentary on Defence Day

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy is launching its 1st ever story/theme based patriotic video song “Yeh Mera Ghar Hay Yaad Rakho” and a special documentary to commemorate Golden Jubilee of Special Service Group (SSG) Navy, completing its 50 years of raising. Both song and documentary will be released on national electronic and social media on the occasion…

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September 5, 2017


These scenes from documentary on Princess Diana are simply adorable

NEWS DESK: Princess Diana has been remembered by her sons, Prince Willian and Prince Harry, in a recent TV documentary, Diana: Our Mother, Her Life and Legacy. Scenes from the documentary speak of the beautiful bond that the princes shared with their late mother who was killed in a car accident. Watch this report:

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July 24, 2017


Chazelle makes history with best director Oscar for ‘La La Land’

HOLLYWOOD: Damien Chazelle on Sunday became the youngest ever filmmaker to win the Oscar for best director for his whimsical musical “La La Land,” which took home a total of six awards. Chazelle’s latest movie, an opulent tribute to the musicals of Old Hollywood, has already earned a record haul of seven Golden Globes and…

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February 27, 2017


O.J. Simpson documentary wins Oscar

LOS ANGELES: A film about the O.J. Simpson murder trial that transfixed the United States two decades ago won the best documentary Oscar on Sunday, with the director dedicating the prize to crime victims. “O.J.: Made in America,” the nearly eight-hour documentary made for the film division of sports network ESPN, researches in depth the…

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February 27, 2017


DiCaprio issues climate action call in new documentary

LONDON: Leonardo DiCaprio has issued an impassioned call for immediate action on climate change in “Before the Flood”, a documentary film making its European premiere in London on Saturday. The Hollywood megastar, who won this year’s best actor Oscar for his role in “The Revenant”, takes viewers around the world to meet experts and politicians…

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October 15, 2016


Film ’13th’ traces path from slavery to U.S. mass incarceration

LOS ANGELES: It has been 150 years since slavery was officially abolished in the United States, but documentary “13th” argues that it is still alive in the form of mass incarceration that disproportionately affects black people. Using TV footage, music, and interviews with academics, politicians and former prisoners, director Ava DuVernay portrays African-Americans as remaining…

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October 5, 2016


Iranian filmmaker facing 223 lashes over graffiti documentary

TEHRAN: More than 30 major European film organisations appealed to the Iranian government Thursday to grant clemency to a young director sentenced to 223 lashes there. Keywan Karimi, 30, ran into trouble with Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards over a documentary he shot called “Writing on the City” about graffiti in the capital Tehran. “It is…

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May 13, 2016