Radio Azad presents the one time screening of an incredible film: «Saawan». There will be Q&A with the Writer/Producer after the film.
Saawan is inspired by a true story of a polio stricken 9 year old Baluchistan boy. It is a journey of courage, resilience, humanity over the norms: feudalism, ignorance, and terrorism. He was rejected by his father, hated by society, harassed by his peers, was forced to vacate the valley in which he lived. But he lives by memories of his mother, and begins a journey to the city; accomplishes self rehabilitation, comes a friend to a spirit and then meets his new best friend, a three legged dog.
The film carries very powerful messages including awareness against the polio virus, violence against human trafficking, voice for women empowerment, and awareness on the water crisis.
Saawan is the winner of 7 international film awards. It was also the Pakistani Academy Selection for the Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards.
Cast: Karam Hussein, Mohammad Abbass, Danial Younus, Mehak Zufiqar, Mohammad Ali, Najiba Faiz, Saleem Mairaj, Imran Aslam, Sohail Malik, Sehrish Qadri, Shahid Nizami, Arif Bahalim, Hafeez Ali. Guest Appearance: Tipu Yorguc Sharif, Nadeem Baig.
The film has been shot in Skardu.
Directed by Farhan Alam.
Written and Produced by: Dr. Mashood Qadri