Liberation Season: Screening – Made in Pakistan
"Today no other country on earth is arguably more dangerous than Pakistan. It has everything Osama bin Laden could ask for: political instability, a trusted network of radical Islamists, an abundance of angry young anti-Western recruits, secluded training areas… "
Printed in Newsweek’s cover story on 29 October, 2007 these words were the catalyst to the making of Made in Pakistan, a film that set out to challenge the negative stereotypes attached to the country in the eyes of the west.
Director Nasir Khan, does not mount an offensive through his film but rather lets his audience decide.
The film follows the lives of four wealthy individuals – a lawyer, a journalist, an aspiring politician and a PR manager – to paint what he believes is a more accurate picture of the multifaceted nature of Pakistan where art and culture, fashion and industry exist side by side with tradition, religion and custom.
Was Newsweek’s sensationalistic affirmation; "Pakistan is the most dangerous place in the world", an authentic one, or does the West need to reassess it’s assumptions and preconceptions. Join us at the Frontline Club, and come to your own conclusions…