SALAM ON NETFLIX
Merit, no matter how hard you try, cannot be overlooked. Filmmaker Zakir Thayer’s documentary on Pakistan’s first Nobel laureate Dr Abdul Salam, which has already been screened at several film festivals and won a few awards, will be viewable on Netflix from next month.
It’s a noteworthy sign on at least two counts: one, Salam the doc — like most documentaries — doesn’t have many takers in the mainstream media in Pakistan; two, Netflix seems to be getting increasingly interested in Pakistani content. So, way to go.