SAARC Film Festival set to be held in Ankara

13 award-winning South Asian movies to be screened at Cern Modern arts gallery on Thursday and Friday

2022-06-22 09:34:30


South Asian movies are set to be screened in the Turkish capital Ankara as part of the SAARC Film Festival, the organizers said in a statement on Tuesday.

The event is being organized by the embassies of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Ankara, in collaboration with the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry's Directorate of Cinema.

As many as 13 award-winning short and feature films from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be screened on Thursday and Friday at the Cer Modern arts gallery in Sihhiye, Ankara.

This is the "first ever" collective initiative by the SAARC countries in Ankara to promote the film industry, as well as culture of the respective countries.

The films that will be screened are Ghazal, Qamar, and Buzkashi Boys from Afghanistan; Miss Shiuli, Life in Other Words and Doob (No Bed of Roses) from Bangladesh; This is Our Home This is Pakistan, Aik Hai Nigar, and Magic Hands from Pakistan; and Mutton, Lethal Bite, Gini, and Pottu from Sri Lanka.

SAARC is a regional intergovernmental organization, and its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.