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October 24, 2020

Film festival enters third week

Islamabad

October 24, 2020

Islamabad : The Divvy Film Festival, a venture of the Foundation Art Divvy in collaboration with the Pakistan National Council of the Arts, has entered third week winning accolades from the audience of twin cities.

The six weeks long event is a celebration of depth and breadth of powerful independent Pakistani cinema.

More than 20 films, documentaries, feature films, short films, fiction and animations are part of this festival, few of which have already been screened.

On Friday, two films, ‘Some lover to some beloved’ by Umar Riaz and ‘Indus blues’ by Jawad Sharif were scheduled.

An outstanding documentary chronicling the life of veteran actor Zia Mohyeddin. Titled after Faiz’s poem, the film give whole account of Riaz’s life beginning from his child hood.

The core of his work seems to be an interpreter, which he immensely enjoys.

The film shows the footage of one evening in Lahore where Zia pays tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz, by only reciting his poetry.

The third documentary was ‘Indus Blues’ directed by Jawad Sharif shows the struggle of Pakistani folk artists to keep a fading art alive.

It also took the audience on a mystical journey from coastline to Karakoram mountains in the north.

Film traverses 1500KM along the Indus River, chronicling the music that emerges on its way and lives spent shaping these traditions.