Two-time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, launched web series Home1947 last year with short film Beila, directed by award-winning director Kamal Khan of Laal Kabootar fame.
After launching the second episode titled Ghosts of the Past, SOC films has released its third part, Zameen, which according to the press statement, “is a story of a refugee who found his home when he left a part of himself behind”.
The series is a deeply personal exploration of the lives and stories of the millions that were displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent states, India and Pakistan. Home1947 is a series of 7 short films conceptualized and produced by SOC Films that aim at recreating the long-lost sights and sounds of what millions once called home.
While the first short film Beila explores the journey of a mother lulling her baby to sleep on a crowded train amidst the chaos of 1947, the second part highlights the story of an elderly woman, who loses her best friend during partition.
Having first premiered as part of the Home1947 exhibition at the Manchester International Festival in the UK, the Home1947 series explores this world not through the words of historians and politicians, but through the eyes of those who lived through it.