Islamabad—In the lead up to the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, British Council has commissioned a short film from Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Films. The film intends to explore migration between the UK and Pakistan since 1947. It will focus on telling families’ stories and will examine how understandings of the period of Partition and Independence affect subsequent generations’ cultural understandings and identities.
This exciting project will explore the rich and complex relationship between the UK and Pakistan through personal narratives. The film would explore how family histories of migration affect peoples’ relationships to their ancestor’s ‘home’ countries and to their own countries- in this case, how grandparents’ or parents’ experiences of migration from Pakistan to the UK around 1947 are perceived and internalised.
The film will explore several distinct family stories- it will aim to feature several diverse stories.