Pakistani Students never fail to surprise us with their immense talent and achievements across the world. It is our duty to acknowledge and recognizes their efforts in making Pakistan’s Image better at the international platform. Pakistani Student Sarah Jehan Khan Wins International Film Award and Make us Proud.
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Pakistani Student Sarah Jehan Khan Wins International Film Award
Sarah Jehan Khan is another Talented Pakistani Living Abroad and Making our Country Proud. She is a Potential Student at Manfield College Oxford University. Sarah’s film Passoon (پاسون) won the first prize at Girls Impact the World Film Festival. Passoon means, rising for a good cause. It revolves around a female protagonist Manal Shad – a young climate activist in Dir, Pakistan.
In her Recent Interview with the Leading Newspaper Dawn, she shared her Inspirational Story. How She came across the Video of Manal on Social Media and what she was doing in a Group of Man in Dir. She also discussed the idea behind the theme of the film and how relatable it was with that Video.
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“I immediately knew I wanted to get in touch with her, and once I managed to find her in Dir, I spent some days at her home and visited her school where I filmed Passoon. Seeing the impact individuals such as Greta Thunberg have had, I felt it was equally important to amplify the voices of young climate activists from developing countries such as Pakistan,” said Sarah while talking to Dawn.
“Policymakers who watched my films said they had tears in their eyes because they had never realized that increasing water scarcity means girls in developing countries cannot go to school since it is their job to fetch water every day from miles away,” she further added.
However, Sarah had to face a lot of challenges in order to film the movie. The first was travelling and shooting in lands she was unfamiliar with. Eventually, her hard work did pay off!
“This experience has made me appreciate the power film has in addressing, and even tackling global human rights issues such as climate change. I hope to continue using mediums of storytelling to address the reality of the risk climate change poses to basic human rights,” said the aspiring filmmaker.