Pakistani filmmaker wins gold medal at New York Festivals

Flight of the Falcons is about an extraordinary teacher who runs a school in Gujranwala


Entertainment Desk May 26, 2016
Riffat Arif shares her riveting story through award winning Flight of the Falcons PHOTO: THENEWS

A film by Pakistani director Shehzad Hameed won the Gold Medal in the 'Best Documentary: Community Portraits' category at the New York Festivals held last week.

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Flight of the Falcons is a story about a brave teacher, Riffat Arif (also known as Sister Zeph) who runs a school in Gujranwala. The film highlights the battle against child marriage, physical punishment and societal pressures on women who want to educate themselves.

Sister Zeph of Zephiniah Free Education SchoolPHOTO: COMMUNITY.MALALA.ORG

The documentary has led Sister Zeph and her cause to recieve global recognition and she has been contacted by the Malala Fund for assistance.

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You can watch the full documentary here.

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