LSFF: Anima State + Q&A at the ICA

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Described as one of the most important films to come out of Pakistan in decades: a provocative, tragicomic metaphor for the multitude of 'anonymous' threats in contemporary Pakistan and the national apathy towards the rot in society.

An uncomfortable, in-your-face examination of Pakistan, from its violence to its apathy to its refusal to recognise its moral corruption, taking on the media, politics, religion and even sports, in a way that scrutinises and implicates everyone, including the viewer. 

Following the 70th anniversary celebrations of Pakistan's independence from British India last year, Anima State interrogates the very notion of freedom, sovereignty and security for the country and its inhabitants.

Anima State will be shown on Saturday 20th January at the ICA, London as part of the London Short Film Festival. It will be followed by a Q+A with the film's director Hammad Khan. 

Neelofer Korotana