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Zinda Bhaag: Discussion with Director Meenu Gaur

Zinda Bhaag is  a 2013 Pakistani Punjabi-language drama film co-directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, and produced by Mazhar Zaidi. Zinda Bhaag is a film about three young men trying to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeeding in ways they had least expected. In a nondescript neighbourhood of Lahore, three friends are desperate to get on to the fast track to success. Khaldi, Taambi and Chitta, all in their early twenties, believe that the only way out is to the West. The journey that unfolds through the story of this film gives us a peep into what constitutes the everyday in the lives of many young men and women in Pakistan - a sense of entitlement that cannot be fulfilled, desperation to somehow prove themselves in the face of all legitimate doors being locked and an ennui from which they feel there is no getaway.
Meenu Gaur is an Indian-London based Pakistani director and screenwriter. She is best known for her 2013 Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag which she co-directed with Farjab Nabi. Zinda Bhaag earned her a critical recognition worldwide.

Details

When:

Monday, November 17, 2014. 12:00 PM

Where:

Encina Hall West, Room 208

Sponsor:

Center for South Asia
smedirat@stanford.edu

Admission:

Free and open to the public.