Pakistani movie ‘Dukhtar’ has won two awards at the ‘South Asian Film Festival’ (SAIFF) in New York. The road trip thriller movie ‘Dukhtar’ won the awards for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Audience Award for Best Feature’ at the 11th ‘South Asian Film Festival’.
‘Duktar’ director, Producer and writer Aafia Nathaniel took to Twitter to share her excitement and tweeted, “Big night for Pakistan and ‘Dukhtar’ the film for winning ‘Best Director’ and ‘Audience Award for Best Feature’ in NYC”.
According to media reports, ‘Dukhtar’ has also been selected by the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 87th Academy Awards. ‘Dukhtar’ is a drama thriller which revolves around the journey of a mother who runs away with her 10-year old daughter to save her from child marriage. The movie also premiered in the ‘Toronto International Film Festival’ before its official release.
‘The South Asian International Film Festival’ is the largest film premiere destination for South Asian/Indian filmmakers in the United States. The festival showcases films from South Asia (i.e. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal) and also from within the Indian Diaspora.
‘Dukhtar’ has been screened at many film festivals and has won several prestigious awards including the ‘Hubert Bals Fund’, ‘SORFUND’, ‘National Geographic’s All Road Seed grant’, ‘Adrienne Shelly’ and ‘Women in Film-NETFLIX Award’.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT