Director and writer Seemab Gul has opened a small window in a male controlled society, showing how girls and women manage their day to day life in it. The introduction of pubescence as a catalyst is a master stroke by Seemab because it is this period when a fragile body ravaged by frenzied hormones causes the greenness of youth to explore the limits of themselves and the … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Sandstorm – A schoolgirl going through juvenescence, exploring her feminism in a patriarchal society
To dream and to immerse oneself in that moment requires no money, no setting and definitely no hard work, it just needs the power of imagination, there are no boundaries no limits to how far and beyond you can go. there are no boundaries no limits to how far and beyond you can go The difference is converting that dream into reality, that is a … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – The Silent Echo: A remote and barren village with the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas is the idyllic setting to have courage and live the dream
Huda Razzak produced and directed The Ocean Duck and has very successfully unravelled a particular point in the extensive Islamic theological works of the ‘Masnavi,’ Joining the old with the present is a well worked formula that Huda in the form of a very simple and refreshing animation has brought to life for the viewing pleasure of all ages. The Ocean Duck and has very … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – The Ocean Duck: Inspired by Rumi’s thirteenth century epic poem the Masnavi
Human migration whatever the cause whether due to duress, catastrophe, war or force is an event in that person’s life that only they can feel, they have reached a point in life that there is nowhere to go but away, far, far, away. Tragic and overwhelming what makes a person up stake and leave everything they have for a ‘better life or to just escape.’ … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Burros: Stark reality of human migration and its many pitfalls
The short introduction to this must see film hurtles into a scene that is so emotionally restrained and at the same time so overpowering in its delivery, that I am taken aback, my mind and senses racing and trying to understand ‘What is going on!’ and yet I can’t pull myself away from it. Hypnotic and building to a crescendo that is heart wrenchingly tragic … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Triggered: Tara Westwood has taken on a highly controversial topic and one that has truly ripped open the beating heart of America, Gun Control!