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“Her daughter was raped and recorded. Such a disgrace to our neighborhood, what a shame!”

Whispers and rumors overwhelm a neighborhood after Jamila's 10-year-old daughter's rape video goes viral.

Based on a BBC News report by Amber Shamsi
“𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐚 𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧”

  • Danial K. Afzal
    The Survivor, Am I Worthless?, Dream, Lut
  • Danial K. Afzal
    The Survivor, Am I Worthless?, Dream
  • Mehr Sher
    Am I Worthless?, The Silent Epidemic
  • Sundas Shaheen
    Key Cast
  • Umal Banin Zahra
    Key Cast
  • Jamila Syed
    Key Cast
  • Talha Shawkat
    Key Cast
  • Ch. Sarfraz Ahmed
    Key Cast
  • Urooj Kamran Azmi
    Director of Photography
    The Rat Child
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  • Genres:
    Psychological Thriller, Paranoid Fiction
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Women of the World, British Council
    Pakistani Premier
  • 25th Ifva Awards
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Premier
Director Biography - Danial K. Afzal

Danial graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Oregon USA with a degree in Rhetoric & Media Studies. He started his media career while attending Lewis & Clark with internships at Fox News and ABC. Danial returned to Pakistan in 2014 and joined PTV World as a Sports Anchor during which he hosted a show on the FIFA 2014 World Cup. In July he landed the role as anchor of the full fledged show The Young World, which covers youth-related issues in Pakistan.

Since 2016, Afzal immersed himself completely in film-making and have bagged numerous laurels for his award-winning short documentary, "The Survivor"

He was born in Pakistan. His father and grandfather served as high-ranking officers in the Pakistan Military.

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Director Statement

Murder of Zainab Ansari, a 6-year-old girl, brought ‘Pakistan’ out on the streets. The chants of ‘Rape’ ‘Bachi’ (adolescent girl) ‘Ziyati’ (abuse) became troublesome to a point where people felt the environment was unsafe for their children. My question from the get go was ‘why now?’. This has been going in Pakistan for a long time and Kasur, the city itself, was infamous for it. That being said, this film is dedicated to all those women who’ve been judged and hushed for being victims of rape.