Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A Garden in Shigar, new film by Mahera Ogar
Nusrat, Khezran, Zakia, Asiya and Sajida are five young women from the scenic Shigar Valley in the mountainous northern areas of Pakistan. As interns with the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP), their project is to landscape the Abruzzi secondary school's garden in the village of Sainkhor, Shigar, Baltistan. Tahereh, their guide and mentor, has come all the way from Los Angeles, California, to teach the women the principles of design and landscaping. In learning these skills to transform a rubble strewn field into a one-of-a-kind teaching garden, these women sow the seeds for their own transformation.
Please vote for my documentary “A Garden in Shigar” via the ‘like’ button on the Women’s Voices Now: A Short Film Festival’s website here:
> The festival is a "collection of voices from women of all faiths living in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim women living as minorities around the world that fills the void in information created by traditional news, media and art sources. In competition for cash prizes of $35,000 and the opportunity to be featured in the WVN Festival in Los Angeles, March 10-12, 2011. On-line votes are important to both the selection of top films in each category to be judged by expert judges, and the competition for $6,000 in Audience Choice prizes."