[PAST/ ARCHIVE] The Jinnah Papers (With Short films , Zines & Performances)
Short films, Manto performance, Film, Free zine
Other Asias Presents....
REDO PAKISTAN PROLOGUE: The Jinnah Papers
6.30pm – Friday, 18th September 2009
FREE - ALL WELCOME. No bookings taken.
- Award-winning Short films on Pakistani immigration by Janis Rafailidou ‘2755 Miles’
- Artwork on perceptions of Pakistan by Saif Osmani
- Short Theatrical Performance based on Sadaat Hassan Manto
Film Screening: JINNAH (1998) at 7pm
Starring: Christopher Lee, Shashi Kapoor. Directed by Jamil Dehlavi. Written by Akbar S. Ahmed.
Jinnah is an Award-winning film about the life of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The film provides a peek into the life of one of the greatest statesman of this century.
Sir Christopher Lee: “I think that the film Jinnah, is an extremely important film for many reasons and it should be seen now.”
A free Jinnah zine will be given away at this event with writings on Jinnah representation in Indian cinema, Jinnah and Bengal, the forgotten legacy of Fatima Jinnah and more..
SYNOPSIS of JINNAH: The film follows the life of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. When Jinnah dies, he is taken to a heavenly ante-room where a decision will be made on his fate, but his file has gone missing, and the Guide must question him about his life to fill in his story. He tells of the key point in 1947, when India was about to get independence from Britain, and Jinnah advocated a separate nation for the Muslim minority.
Mahatma Gandhi suggests Jinnah be made prime minister of the new India, as a compromise, but this suggestion is rejected and Nehru takes the job instead. Jinnah's nemesis is Lord Louis Mountbatten, the British viceroy who opposes the idea of Pakistan. As well as this historical turning point, Jinnah recalls his youth, and formative relationships with his sister Fatima Jinnah and a marriage to a Parsi woman.
BREAK FOR IFTAARI at 19:11 – Ramadan fast
FREE ALL WELCOME. NO BOOKINGS TAKEN. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS
VENUE: DEPARTURE. 649 COMMERCIAL ROAD, Limehouse, London, E14 7LW
TRAVEL/ LOCATION: 1 minute walk from DLR Limehouse/ National Rail(Limehouse DLR is 2 stops from Bank)Bus: 15, 135, D5
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HOW TO GET TO DEPARTURE ARTS CENTRE
1 minute walk from DLR Limehouse/ National Rail
(Limehouse DLR is 2 stops from Bank)
Bus 15 from Oxford Circus, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral (&Millenium Bridge), Momunment Aldgate (tube station)
Bus 135 from Old Street (tube station), Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street ((tube station), Aldgate.(tube station).
D5 from Bethnal Green (tube station) and Whitechapel (tube station).
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