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ZMF 2019: Sindh Muhnji Maa

A documentary by Wajahat Ali & Umair Masood

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ZMF 2019: Lyari’s shining stars

A documentary by Aqsa Mansoor

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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Syed Noor claims Sharmeen stole his film plot

Lollywood director Syed Noor claims that Oscar winner Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who has recently won Academy Awrad for her short documentary, stole plot of his film. Watch this video…

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PM congratulates Sharmeen on Oscar

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister nawaz Sharif Monday congratulated Ms Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on winning the Oscar’s Award for the second time for her documentary “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”. Lauding the efforts of Ms Sharmeen, the Prime Minister said that there was no place for killing in the name of honour in…

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Film on Malala premiers in Abu Dhabi

“He Named Me Malala”, a documentary film about Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai was screened in Abu Dhabi. The film is an intimate look at the life of Malala, who was targeted by the Taliban in Swat Valley. Watch this report.

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