Honouring women: The Pakistan Four screened

The documentary deals with gender stereotypes and women empowerment.


Our Correspondent May 09, 2014
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LAHORE:


A documentary The Pakistan Four directed and produced by Shehzad Hameed Ahmad was screened at the Shakir Ali Auditorium of the National College of Arts (NCA).


The documentary deals with gender stereotypes and women empowerment. It charts the journey of four path-breaking Muslim women in United States: Pakistan’s first female saber fencer, the country’s first international female weightlifter, the first international female chef to win Chopped at the Food Network and the first stand-up comedian.

Filmed in Portland, Chicago, Orlando, Atlanta, New York City and Washington DC, the four narratives run in parallel, building up to one major event in each of their lives, with all four embodying the same goal in mind – to redefine what it means to be a Pakistani Muslim woman.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2014.

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