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American and Pakistani Filmmakers share ideas with Audiences

Islamabad, May 03, 2019 (PPI-OT): From April 22-May 3, Pakistani and American filmmakers are taking part in the American Film Showcase, joining with industry-experts, university students, and the general public to discuss technical and thematic issues in film. Discussions explore the various techniques of digital story telling. The American Film Showcase features U.S. envoy Galen Knowles, one of the documentary filmmakers behind the award-winning film Far From Home.

In addition to the U.S. envoy’s public engagements, the showcase includes film screenings of several award-winning documentaries at theatres in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad/Rawalpindi, including: Heroes from the Storm, All American Family, Gadget Girls, Bias, and Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.

The U.S. Mission to Pakistan teamed up with Pakistani NGO Stand for Peace to organize the American Film Showcase. In a message to participants in the film screenings, Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., said: “By bringing together Pakistani and American filmmakers, we are partnering with the next generation of artists and filmmakers in Pakistan to develop new voices and tell new stories.”

For more information, contact:
Information Office Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2082911, +92-51-2081136
Cell: +92-300-5012640
Fax: +92-51-2278607
Email: webmasterisb@state.gov

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