By Rahat Imran
This e-book, the 1st educational ebook on Pakistani documentary cinema, lines the improvement of activist filmmaking practices in Pakistan that have emerged as a reaction to the implications of non secular fundamentalism, extremism, and violation of human rights. starting with the interval of common Zia-ul-Haq’s Islamization approach (1977-88), it discusses a variety of consultant documentary movies that experience seriously addressed and documented a number of the key differences, occasions, and advancements that experience formed Pakistan’s socio-political, socio-economic, and cultural historical past. Such activist filmmaking perform in Pakistan is this day an influential think about addressing the politics, and damaging and oppressive results of the Islamization period, discriminatory legislation, relatively gender-discriminatory Sharia legislation, violation of human and citizen rights, authoritarianism, inner strife, the unfold of non secular fundamentalism, and the specter of Talibanization, and oppressive tribal customs and traditions. The contribution of Pakistani documentary filmmakers stands as an important physique of labor that has served the reason for human rights, selling knowledge and social swap in Pakistan, quite relating to gender rights.
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Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan: The Emergence of a Cinema of Accountability (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) by Rahat Imran