Private Project


"Amidst the veil of darkness, a group of determined hunters embarks on an exhilarating journey illuminated by torchlight. Their quest is to engage in a time-honored tradition of tracking elusive wild boars, guided by the uncanny instincts of their loyal sniffer dogs. Chaos and excitement resonate through the night as hunters shout and dogs bark, setting the stage for a captivating documentary that delves into the heart of this gripping narrative.

"Ijaz, the devoted caretaker of the dogs, meticulously prepares them for the impending hunt while Mumtaz, a seasoned leader, strategizes with his team to navigate the rugged terrain. The anticipation builds as night gives way to the dawn of the first hunting day. Yet, fate takes an unexpected turn as the canines confront a porcupine, leaving them wounded and the group empty-handed on this inaugural venture.

"As the tournament progresses, a new day dawns with fresh hope. Amidst the backdrop of nature's splendor, the hunters find themselves in a relentless pursuit of a cunning boar that evades them, mirroring the primal dance between predator and prey. Amidst the camaraderie and resilience of the group, a breakthrough arrives—a shepherd's tip leads them to a group of boars, and a calculated release of dogs sets off a thrilling chase.

"Yet, as the hunters' triumph nears, the documentary also reveals the perspective of the hunted. The boars, embodying an air of hopelessness, symbolize the delicate balance between survival and vulnerability in the wild. Their plight underscores the brutality of the hunters' pursuit, adding layers of complexity to the narrative. In a triumphant culmination, the hunters' persistence pays off. With exhilaration in the air, they secure their prize—a captured boar.

The village becomes a witness to the celebration as the victorious group converges, a vivid representation of tradition and community. Underneath this primal spectacle, the film unearths the intricacies of the human-animal dynamic and the delicate balance of the natural world. The symbiotic relationship between hunters and their loyal dogs is juxtaposed against the instinctual allure of the hunt, evoking questions about heritage, morality, and the intersection of tradition and contemporary values.

  • Abdur Rehman
  • Abdur Rehman
  • JJA Bros.
  • Abdur Rehman
  • Daniyal Ali
  • Asadullah Mahar
    Music by
  • Abdur Rehman
    Sound Design
  • Daniyal Ali
    Sound Design
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    20 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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    Yes - Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore
Director - Abdur Rehman