'After Sabeen' - Film Screening

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 6:00pm
Faculty Lounge, VC Office, LUMS

SWGI will be screening the documentary, After Sabeen, followed by a discussion with the director, Schokofeh Kamiz, and Sabeen's mother, Mahenaz Mahmud. All are welcome. If you are coming from outside LUMS, please send your name and CNIC number to gender@lums.edu.pk.

Synopsis: Karachi, Pakistan. 24 April 2015. A car stops at a red-light. Inside are two women: Sabeen and her mother Mahenaz.

Two guys on a motorcycle stop and open fire. Sabeen dies on the spot; her mother gets wounded but survives.

Moments before she was killed, Sabeen Mahmud, founder, and director of the non-profit cultural institution Peace Niche, had hosted a discussion on the unexplained and ongoing disappearances of more than 20,000 activists and civilians in the country.

Sabeen had been warned and advised to cancel the event but she went ahead insisting, "someone's got to do this!"

In the wake of the killing, the director follows her mother and friends to record not only their memories and grief but their ongoing impetus to continue Sabeen’s work.