Silent Connection

The main idea of the film, ‘Khamosh Rabt’ is the plight of the differently abled and loneliness. The deaf community lack any proper opportunities to work and live a quality life. They are a part of the society we live in and greatly ignored. Even though there are various schools set up, after a certain level, they are unable to continue their studies for lack of educational opportunities. The core of this short film is one family’s struggle to give one of their sons, who is deaf by birth, a better life and since they have the resources, they settle him abroad with his aunt. Their journey however, is full of hardships, loneliness and depicts the struggle of raising a disabled child (among their normal children) in Pakistan. This family does not represent the vast majority of the population who have a deaf child but a minor percentage. Though their social status is better than most, they too have to bear the pain of raising a deaf child in this society.

  • Sara Alvi
  • Sara Alvi
  • Sara Alvi / Dr. Musharraf Ahmed Hanif
  • Mian Ahmed
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Khamosh Rabt
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    720 USD
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Director Biography - Sara Alvi

Sara Alvi, an introvert and avid reader, always wanted to be behind the camera. She was an eager photographer since an early age, having been gifted a 110 Instamatic at the age of nine, she began taking photos. It wasn't until she went to University that she learned more about photography and films. However, due to personal reasons, her passion took a back seat for a few years.
Some sixteen odd years after her undergrad graduation, she managed to fulfill her dream of making a film.
Afflicted with wanderlust, she aims
to travel the world and document her journeys. She is currently exploring new horizons through the medium of film and this is her first attempt at film making.
She loves to drive, learn new skills, travel and eventually make social documentaries and short films.

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Director Statement

This film is very close to my heart and is based on personal experiences with the deaf community, having grown up in a family with a deaf aunt and uncle. It is my contribution for the deaf community and a humble attempt to bridge the communication gap between the deaf and hearing community.