Karakoram Highway Where Men and Mountains Meet

With over 2.1 million views in first month of release on YouTube, the documentary film is based on the construction marvel of the world known as “Karakoram Highway”. Over 692 Pakistani and 108 Chinese lost their lives and many injured during the construction period from 1966-1978.
“Karakoram Highway” (KKH), also known as Silk Route is
a 1300 Kilometers long road and the only ground link
between Pakistan and China, constructed by Frontier
Works Organization during 1960s and 70s. Although this
project is attributed as ‘Engineering Marvel of the 20th
Century. “Where Men and Mountains Meet” has been
produced to showcase the construction and completion of
KKH. The documentary shows how this wonder of the
world was carved out while deploying heavy machinery
and using old orthodox equipment in extreme weather.
The most captivating aspect of the documentary is its unique and beautiful shooting locations in the remotest areas of Pakistan.

  • Zohaib Pervaiz
  • Hadia Javed
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    47 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    350,000 USD
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Distribution Information
  • Inter Services Public Relations ISPR
    Country: Pakistan
    Rights: Free TV
Director Biography - Zohaib Pervaiz

Zohaib Pervaiz graduated from Heriot Watt University in Dubai UAE and later joined New York Film Academy for a short course in Film Making. He than moved to Pakistan and wrote a script for a feature film "GulMakai". Assisting other films like "Revenge of the Worthless" he directed many national songs and documentaries such as "Guardians of Peace" for Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Currently he is heading the Public Relations Department at Frontier Works Organization and produced a documentary for which he received an award from the Corps of Engineers.

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Director Statement

“ there is a visceral quality to this melodic ballad of synchronous tragedies of the past”