Celebrate Pakistan: Jinnah

25 August, 2018

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  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

Presented by Awaaz FM

Celebrate Pakistan: Jinnah (Film)

Saturday 25th August 3:00pm at NST City

Winner of Best Foreign Film - Houston Film Festival

Winner of Grand Prize - Zanzibar Interbational Film Festival

Winner of Gold Award - Flagstaff Film Festival

Directed By: Jamil Dehlavi

Written By: Akbar Ahmed, Jamil Dehlavi

Certificate: 15

Running time: 110mins

The Pakistani community of Southampton invite you to celebrate the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan. Come and see the story behind the creation of Pakistan with a screening of Jinnah and end the day with a live performance of Sufi music, locally known as Qawwali, by the world renowned Azhar Hussain Qawwali Group

Life of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. When Jinnah dies, he is taken to a heavenly ante-room where a decision will be made of his fate, but his file has gone missing, and the Guide must question him about his life to fill in his story. He tells of the key point in 1947, when India was about to get independance from Britain, and Jinnah advocated a seperate nation for the Muslim minority. Gandhi suggests Jinnah be Prime Minister if the new India, as a compromise, but this suggestion is rejected and Nehru takes the job instead. Jinnah's nemisis is Lord Mountbatten, the British Viceroy who oppposes the idea of Pakistan. As well as this historical turning point, Jinnah recalls his youth, and formative relationships with his sister Fatima, a a marriage to a Parsee woman.

'Jinnah' Copyright 1998 Quiad Project UK Ltd. All rights Reserved