Documentary Screening: ‘Daughters of a Lesser God’.

Kuch Khaas invites you to the screening of “Daughters of a Lesser God”, a short documentary about the life and struggle of home-based women bangle-makers of Hyderabad, Pakistan. The film reflects the exploitation which takes place at multiple levels during the complicated process of bangle-making. It is an account of those women, belonging to all age groups, who make bangles for millions of other women of South Asia but can’t afford to wear what they make. About the Filmmaker: Ammar Aziz is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist based in Lahore. Featured in the Christian Science Monitor’s ’30 under 30′ people from all over the world for his art and activism, he is the only Pakistani filmmaker to be selected for the Talent Campus of the Berlin International Film Festival, 2012. His films have been shown at various international film and cause-related events including the Solidar Silver Rose Award in Brussels and ABF’s 100 years Jubilee in Stockholm. He has recently represented Pakistan in a series of film-related events in various American states for his recent documentary ‘Daughters of a Lesser God’. About the Producer: Labour Education Foundation, a non-government organization, committed to organize, capacitate and advocate for workers rights throughout Pakistan, has recently been focusing on the medium of documentary filmmaking and social media to educate and empower the oppressed communities in the country. After their debut documentary, ‘Rise of the Oppressed’, a critically acclaimed film about the struggle of the power-loom workers in Faisalabad, which has been screened in various international festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival and Silver Rose Award, Brussels, ‘Daughters of a Lesser God’ is the second film-project by LEF. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a private, non-profit organisation committed to the values of Social Democracy. FES has been working in Pakistan in cooperation with local organizations since the 1980s. Its programs aim at strengthening democratic institutions from national to local level, increasing the political participation of youth, enhancing women‘s empowerment and gender equality, promoting a free and professional media, advocating social justice in the formal and informal economy and enhancing regional cooperation for peace and development. Islamabad School of Fashion Design is a Constituent College of Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design (PIFD). PIFD is a strong supporter of not only fashion but also art and literature in the country.