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π‘Ίπ’Šπ’ˆπ’π’†π’…: 27 year old and divorcΓ¨, π”π¬π¦πšπ§, succumbs yet again to societal pressure when he enters his second marriage. His ingenue bride, π’π‘πšπ›πšπ§πš, is a distant country cousin. As the couple approach their wedding night, the veils on their marriage of convenience slowly unfold in a fumblingly heart-to-heart, revealing a bitter truth on the two-faced nature of social acceptance.

  • Danial Khaqan Afzal
    Blue, The Survivor
  • Danial Khaqan Afzal
    Blue, The Survivor
  • Sarmad Khoosat
    Zindagi Tamasha, Humsafar, Manto, Akhari Station, Kamli
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBTQ
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Language:
    English, Urdu
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Director Biography - Danial Khaqan 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 films, "The Survivor" and "Blue | A Kaleidoscope"

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

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Director Statement

This film is about a disability. What kind, is something I'd rather have audience to figure it out. The film centers around a man with an innate problem that is quite "unfixable" and is forced into a marriage where the problem could have a potential to be fixed if the man lead his marriage to a consummation.