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Silent Waters

Sabiha Sumar / PK, FR, DE, 2003 / 99 min.

A bold indictment of the intolerance against women and their status in her native Pakistan by female director Sabiha Sumar. The film was shot and edited under trying conditions, but Sumar was determined to make a success of it. Her chief object was to breathe new life into independent Pakistani cinema.

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Silent Waters won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, while Kirron Kher received the Best Actress Award.

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Director

Sabiha Sumar

Production year

2003

Country

PK, FR, DE

Original title

Silent Waters

Length

99 min.

Language

Urdu

Subtitles

ENG or NLD

Format

DCP, 35mm

Part of

Women Make Film

Last year, Eye presented the film programme Women Make Film, an alternative world history of cinema featuring women in the lead role. Women have played an important role from the early days of cinema, as cinematographers, filmmakers and sometimes also producers.

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campaign image Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (Mark Cousins, GB 2019)
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