The Brunei Film Blitz launched ‘The Real Pakistan’ film appreciation day on 21st December, featuring movies such as Na Maloom Afraad, Na Maloom Afraad 2 and Actor in Law.

The event took place at the Mahakarya Institute of Arts Asia with the films presented by the Pakistan High Commission in Brunei Darussalam. It is pertinent to note that it is for the first time that any Pakistani movie is being screened in Brunei.

Acting High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam Ahmed Ali Sirohey and Brunei Film Blitz Director Siti Kamaluddin were among those present at the event.

In a press talk the acting High commissioner informed the importance of emerging film industry in Pakistan to shape the views of people. He said that media specially movies play vital role in the awareness about human rights, child labour, development, human development and education.

He added that by 2003, Pakistan’s most populous city Karachi saw young filmmakers experimenting with films.

They released low budget movies to demonstrate that high quality content could be produced in Pakistan using limited resources.

The movie Na Maloom Afraad (meaning Unidentified Persons) was a box office hit in 2014 and revived the film industry in Pakistan, heralding a ‘new wave’ in the country.

The screenings of the Pakistani movies exemplified how a culture can be exported through films.

The Brunei Film Blitz hoped that local filmmakers attending the screenings will acquire greater understanding of the importance of the film industry.

“With that, let’s hope that we can level up and collectively put Brunei on the map of the global film industry,” it said in the statement. The organizers expected that this may open window of cooperation between two countries in the field of media specially movie making and dramas.

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