Out of the seven short films to release under SOC Films’ Home 1947 series, four were released this year. The series was launched with the release of director Kamal Khan’s Beila, followed by Ghosts of the Past, Zameen and Midnight Fury. The most recent addition to the list of shorts (released) is Khamosh Yaadein (Silent Memories).
Available for viewing on YouTube, the fifth short in the series, Khamosh Yaadein revolves around the story of a woman whose life turns upside down as she is uprooted from a grand haveli to a shack with a tin roof. She recalls the devastating effects and the turmoil she faced along with her family when they were displaced during the partition of India.
The Home 1947 series explores the lives and stories of millions of people who were displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new, independent states – Pakistan and India. The shorts are conceptualized and produced by SOC Films, helmed by two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Recreating the long-lost sights and sounds, the series is a deeply personal exploration through the eyes of those who lived and suffered through the partition. Home 1947 was first premiered as part of the Home 1947 Exhibition at the Manchester International Festival in the UK, followed by exhibitions in Mumbai [India], Lahore and Karachi.