Film Club: Screening and Discussion with Maheen Zia | Karachi

Film Club: Screening and Discussion with Maheen Zia | Karachi

Sunday 27th January 14:00 16:00

Join us as we kick-off this year’s first Film Club session with Maheen Zia's award-winning short, Match Factor.

About the event

Join us as we kick-off this year’s first Film Club session with the award-winning short, Match Factor – a powerful story about an Iraqi who finds himself the key suspect in a manhunt led by German police.

We're delighted to be collaborating with Pakistani filmmaker, Maheen Zia to bring you a screening and an in-depth discussion where she’ll tell us all about her work and the film-making process. The talk and Q/A session will be moderated by Umair Bilal, a documentary filmmaker and lecturer at Habib University.

The library Film Club is an excellent platform for media students and film-lovers to meet, watch acclaimed documentaries and indie films, exchange ideas and chat with local and international filmmakers.

Come and take part in the session over a refreshing drink and popcorn at the library!

About the film:

Match Factor is about power, prejudice and the strength of trust. Ahmed, a young football player from Iraq comes to Berlin to participate in the FIFA Charity Match. When he disappears from his hotel, a search for him is mounted as a possible case of defection. Brigitte, a young policewoman is on patrol duty when she comes across him.

About the filmmaker:

Maheen Zia is a Karachi based filmmaker whose documentary work has aired both locally and internationally. In 2008 she received the Berlin Today Award for her short fiction film, Match Factor and in 2015, her first feature length documentary, Lyari Notes, had its world premiere. Maheen has produced documentaries for WWF and IUCN Pakistan, served as an international jury member for various international film festivals and is also a founding member of the Kara Film Society. She has taught filmmaking at the University of Karachi, conducted community video training workshops in rural Sindh, and was a teacher for SAARC media trainees at The South Asian Media School in Lahore.

This event is open to the public and is suitable for ages 16 and above.

The registration fee per participant (payable at the door) is PKR 200 for non-members and FREE for library members.

Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.

To register, please click here.

If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to us at: librarykhi@britishcouncil.org.pk

Participants under the age of 18 must mention their age in the registration request along with the name and CNIC of their accompanying parent or guardian.

All participants and accompanying adults MUST carry their original CNIC, Passport, or Library Membership card to the event.

Location: British Council Karachi Library

Date: Sunday, 27 January 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Registrations close on Saturday, 26 January 2019.


Open to the public