Shireen Pasha: making HIMA


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part 2

In this second of the special two-part Tidings from Hazel Kahan program, Pakistani filmmaker Shireen Pasha talks about making making her film Hima Remembers, which explores the extraordinary time in the history of the Indian subcontinent after the decline of the Mughal Empire in the 18th century. With the history of the city of Lucknow and the province of Awadh as background and the era of Partition providing context for the present, the documentary traces Hima’s life as she remembers the Awadh that was home. Pasha illustrates Hima’s relationship through letters and the stories of her renowned talukdar writer father, a former nobleman who represents the best of Luckhnauvi civility and grace, a civilization now more memory than reality. The language of the film is Urdu, with English subtitles. (Broadcast on WPKN, October 30, 2019 and produced by Tony Ernst.)

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