Film Screening & Discussion of 'A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness'

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Saeed Saigol Auditorium, LUMS

Film Screening and Discussion of A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Date: April 9, 2016

Time: 7 PM

Venue: Saeed Saigol Auditorium, LUMS

Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is a 2015 documentary film following a survivor of an attempted honor killing in Pakistan. The film received an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject Category.

The discussion following the film will be led by:

Aimen Bucha has an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. She currently works at AGHS legal aid and is also an activist with AWP Lahore. Her research interests and focus include: political economy of gender, sexual violence, gender relations. She has published research investigating the intersectionality of gender, sexuality, and poverty.

Hadi Hussain is a social researcher, academcian, writer and activist who is constantly struggling to resist, exist, indigenize and decolonize. His interests include intersectional politics, feminism, South Asian LGBT discourse, body politics, cultural anthropology, peace initiatives, decolonization studies and transnational indigenous social movements.

Sonia Qadir is a lawyer and researcher based in Lahore. She is one of the founding members of the Feminist Collective, and a member of the Awami Workers Party Lahore. 

Sarah Suhail is a doctoral student in women and gender studies at Arizona State University, learning about the freedom dreams of those situated in structures of organized violence, particularly in conditions of unfree and coerced labor in Pakistan. She works with peasant, fisher-folk and queer movements in Pakistan and on a number of issues regarding intersectional oppression and the politics of resistance. She is from Lahore.