By Rahat Imran
This ebook, the 1st educational e-book on Pakistani documentary cinema, strains the improvement of activist filmmaking practices in Pakistan that have emerged as a reaction to the results of non secular fundamentalism, extremism, and violation of human rights. starting with the interval of basic Zia-ul-Haq’s Islamization approach (1977-88), it discusses a range of consultant documentary movies that experience significantly addressed and documented a number of the key adjustments, occasions, and advancements that experience formed Pakistan’s socio-political, socio-economic, and cultural historical past. Such activist filmmaking perform in Pakistan is this present day an influential consider addressing the politics, and destructive and oppressive results of the Islamization period, discriminatory legislation, quite gender-discriminatory Sharia legislation, violation of human and citizen rights, authoritarianism, inner strife, the unfold of spiritual fundamentalism, and the specter of Talibanization, and oppressive tribal customs and traditions. The contribution of Pakistani documentary filmmakers stands as an important physique of labor that has served the reason for human rights, selling understanding and social switch in Pakistan, fairly relating to gender rights.
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Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan: The Emergence of a Cinema of Accountability (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) by Rahat Imran