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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy releases fourth short from Home1947 series

Instep Today
By NewsBytes
Tue, 02, 20

SOC Films recently released their fourth short film from Home1947, which is a series of deeply personal exploration of the lives and stories of millions of people who were displaced in 1947 during the brutal partition of the subcontinent.

The latest release is titled Midnight Fury and captures the emotions of a young boy in 1947 whose home echoes a painful memory, full of heartache and grief after witnessing the loss of a parent.

Home1947 is a series of seven short films conceptualized and produced by SOC Films; it recreates the long-lost sights and sounds of what millions once called home. The films capture various stories not through the words of historians and politicians, but through the eyes of those who lived through that time.

Home1947 was first premiered at the Manchester International Festival in the UK as part of the Home 1947 exhibition, followed by more exhibitions in Mumbai (India), Lahore and Karachi. Home1947 had been co-commissioned by the British Council in Pakistan in collaboration with the Manchester International Festival and Super Slow Way.

The fourth release, Midnight Fury is available for viewing on YouTube.