Salams and Greetings All,
Our friends over at Ciné lumière at the French Institute in London are always coming out with a whole range of interesting films across a variety of thought provoking subject areas. The latest film to catch our eye is ‘Slackistan’, directed by Hammad Khan who describes the film as a “very personal film”.
Slackistan is a film about a group of university graduates who waste their lives away in the capital city of Islamabad. They struggle to face their life decisions as the country outside of their own small bubble begins to fall apart.
The director also states -
“There is this intense focus on terrorism in the news, but that didn’t gel with my experience of living in Islamabad, and I felt it was important to get a different image across. Whatever the circumstances, young people are kind of the same all over the world: they get up, have relationships and try and figure out what to do with their lives, and I wanted to reflect that.”