Pakistani short film ‘Bhai’ got selected for the International Film Festival
In this short film, two brothers are the main subjects. This film is based on brotherhood and just has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, the world’s most famous film festival (TIFF). In September, it will be screened and this is the proud moment for the Pakistan film industry.
The film, titled Bhai, has been directed and written by Hamza Bangash and it has been produced by Mina Husain of the Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning (PILL) and Salman Ahmed.
We rarely see films in which differently-abled persons are cast as differently-abled people. More often than not, the only representation we see of differently-abled people is through the lens and acting of people who are non-disabled.
According to the filmmaker, he has been creating short films in Karachi for the past seven years and this is his final one. “Bhai brings together so many elements of my life in the city of the heat, the energy, the chaos of big city life. At the same time, it’s about two people finding a small moment of happiness — despite the odds being stacked against them,”
“That’s what I love about Karachi, the resilience of the people against all odds. Karachiites shouldn’t have to be so tough, but continue to be so, despite everything. I want to honor that experience.” Bangash added