Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's Song of Lahore wins Silk Screen Film Festival award

Documentary had earlier won an award at a London film festival

Entertainment Desk October 05, 2016
Song of Lahore had earlier won an award at a London film festival. PHOTO: FILE

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Andy Schocken's documentary Songs of Lahore has won the Audience Award at the 11th Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival, according to a post on the film's Facebook page.

The Film Festival is organised by the Silk Screen organisation that seeks to increase awareness about Asian arts.

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The documentary is about a group of Lahore’s struggling musicians striving to bridge the East-West cultural divide.

Song of Lahore takes a close look at the musicians’ lives as they prepare for a concert in New York City. In a unique experiment, they blend classical music with Jazz to save the cultural heritage of the subcontinent.

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The film also makes reference to the common cultural heritage of India and Pakistan. It had earlier won the audience choice award at the London Indian Film Festival.

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