Pakistani filmmaker wins gold medal at New York Festivals

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

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.

If these before and after photos of acid attack victim don’t move you, nothing ever will

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 School
PHOTO: 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.

National identity : Exhibition tries to promote intercultural understanding

You can watch the full documentary here.

Have something to say about this story? Share it in the comments. 

Facebook Conversations

More in Film