Sabeen Mahmud is a popular name in the liberal and progressive circles of Pakistan, especially Karachi. Shot dead in April 2015 for speaking and standing up for things others are usually to scared to discuss, she continues to live in the hearts of thousands of people who take comfort in the safe community she build around her.
We paid our tribute to Great Sabeen Mahmud by naming the Steet on which my factory is located after her.
We remember her every day.
We have planted lot of trees on the Steet and organised Free lunch for hundreds just in front of my factory.
The steet is unique in Korangi.
— REFORM PARTY (@TariqueKhanJave) September 30, 2019
Saturday saw the premiere of a documentary made on Sabeen through the eyes of her mother and loved ones at Capri Cinema. Titled ‘After Sabeen’ and directed by German Director Schokofeh Kamiz, it records the accounts and memories of Sabeen and creates a portrait of her in a way the general world is not aware of.
The film is shot minimalistically to keep a sense of intimacy intact, and the interviewer has made sure to get only organic reactions out of interviewees. It took 2 years and 4 months to complete it.
Moreover, on October 1st 2019, a discussion will be held with the director and Sabeen’s mother.
The SWGI is delighted to be screening ‘After Sabeen’ on October 1st and to be hosting the director, Schokofeh Kamiz, and Mahenaz Mahmud for a discussion after the film. All are welcome to attend. @genderatlums https://t.co/YdKBEOJEfm
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) September 25, 2019