Pakistani Film Zinda Bhaag to Be Screened at UCLA

Screening of Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2014 , between 6pm - 9:30pm
at UCLA's Kinsey Pavilion 1200B . It has been sponsored by UCLA Center of India and South Asia, UCLA Department of Cinema and Media Studies, Pakistan Consulate General of Los Angeles, Pakistani Arts Council, and UCLA Pakistani Students Union.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with the directors - Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi.

Refreshments will be served at 6pm.

Screening is free and open to the public.

Parking: Daily parking in Lot 2, $12 ● Pay by space parking available in Lot 2 North

Directions: From Lot 2 North, head on Hilgard Ave toward Westholme Ave, turn left onto Westholme Ave, Kinsey will be on the right.

Get out if you Can” is both the translation of Zinda Bhaag and the credo by which its characters live. Pakistan’s first official Oscar entry in 50 years depicts life in Lahore. Three friends Khaldi, Chitta and Tambi literally beg, borrow, and steal to get by in their everyday lives while they look westward for something more than mere existence. The potential costs of this dream are financial servitude, legal minefields, and emotional and physical danger.

The journey that unfolds through the story of this film gives us a glimpse of the everyday lives of many young men and women in Pakistan.

 


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