Sharmeen Obaid's 'Home:1947' highlights Indo-Pak partition

For me, Home:1947 is the sense of what it means to leave your home and never come back, Sharmeen said earlier


Entertainment Desk August 21, 2017
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has released the trailer of her upcoming film about the Indo-Pak Partition.

Titled, Home:1947, the film starts with a woman sharing her eye witness account of what it felt like to be in Bombay when the Partiton was taking place.

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She recalls the horrific night when her family was stuck in the middle of riots and how that memory still gives her goosebumps.

Sharmeen shared the video, with caption, "We dedicate this film to the millions of people who crossed the border on either side in the weeks following the Partition of India and the independence of Pakistan."



Chinoy talked about her upcoming venture back in June at the Manchester International Festival and how this is an ode to her grandfather.

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"I grew up listening to my grandfather's stories of leaving home. The migration of 1947 was one of the largest migrations the world has ever seen," she said.

"For me, Home:1947 is the sense of what it means to leave your home and never come back."


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