Film Screening and Director Discussion: The Other Half of Tomorrow
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join the Center for Public Humanities for a screening and discussion with Filmmaker Sadia Shepard of THE OTHER HALF OF TOMORROW.
The OTHER HALF OF TOMORROW is a portrait of contemporary Pakistan as seen through the perspectives of Pakistani women working to change their country. A series of seven linked chapters, the film introduces us to the disparate contexts that make up a complex culture—from a women’s rights’ workshop in a village in rural Punjab, to an underground dance academy in Karachi, to the playing fields of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team.
Intertwining the religious economic, social, and political issues that are fracturing Pakistani society, THE OTHER HALF OF TOMORROW explores the richness and internal plurality within Pakistan and the urgent need for better understanding of its conflicts. A family collaboration, the film is produced, directed and photographed by the mother-daughter-son-in-law team of Pakistani-American visual artist and author Samina Quraeshi, filmmaker and author Sadia Shepard and cinematographer Andreas Burgess. Filmaker Sadia will be in attendance to lead discussion and answer questions following the screening.
This event is co-sponsored by the Third World Center and the Asian/Asian-American Heritage Series, the Sarah Doyle Womens Center, and the South Asian Students Association and Pakistani Students Association at Brown University.