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Andalus Cinema Film Festival
 2nd December 2017  |  Views: 1912

In August 1947 the British rule of India ended and the free nation was partitioned giving birth to the new nation of Pakistan.

Andalus Cinema presents a series of films exploring the life and culture of 
post-partition Pakistan.
 
Valley of the Saints
Fri 08 Dec . 7pm
In war-torn Kashmir, a lakeside city is plunged into a military curfew. Stranded together on breathtaking Dal Lake, a working-class boatman and a beautiful young scientist form an unlikely bond. But as violence spills in from the city, their budding romance may not survive.
 
a Message from the East
Sat 09 Dec . 6pm
A Message from the East" invites us to take another look at Islam, through the window of time during the late-colonial rule of India. Muhammad Iqbal was a man who understood the nature of contradiction and an inspiration to the people of the subcontinent proving instrumental in the stages leading up to the Partition of India and the Creation of Pakistan.
 
These Birds Walk
Fri 15 Dec . 7pm
“These Birds Walk,” a documentary by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, tells the story and the struggles of runaway children and those who look after them at the Edhi Foundation in Karachi, Pakistan.
 
Songs of Lahore
Sat 16 Dec . 6pm
With its ancient palaces and stately gardens, the Lahore of Pakistan's 1947 independence was a haven and a muse for musicians, artists, and poets. Song of Lahore is a soul-stirring profile of Lahore's jazz band Sachal Studios as they venture to New York City to perform their sitar-and-tabla reinterpretations of jazz standards with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center.
 
All tickets £5.

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