Pakistan

Good Morning Karachi

This is the story of a working-class beautician whose dreams of becoming a model lead to clashes with her mother and her betrothed. Good morning Karachi , which is also known as Rafina after the name of the lead character, is far more upbeat about Karachi’s prospects than the newspaper headlines would have us believe. Sumar tells us why. Edited excerpts from an email interview.

DE/GB/PK 2011
Regie: Sabiha Sumar
77 min, Farbe, DCP, OmdU

Mulhapar

Pakistan is a country that most often attracts attention through its negative headlines and is mentioned in the same sentence as violence and intolerance. But the village Mulhapar, which is located in the plains of the Punjab, is shaped by diversity: rich and poor, Muslims and Christians, young and old live here together. In poetic images this film portrays a village that lives in conflict between tradition and the influence of globalization and thereby shows a different facet of Pakistan.   read more

Good Morning Karachi

This is the story of a working-class beautician whose dreams of becoming a model lead to clashes with her mother and her betrothed. Good morning Karachi , which is also known as Rafina after the name of the lead character, is far more upbeat about Karachi’s prospects than the newspaper headlines would have us believe. Sumar tells us why. Edited excerpts from an email interview.

DE/GB/PK 2011
Regie: Sabiha Sumar
77 min, Colour, DCP, OmdU