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Waiting for Sunrise deals with the poor and dispossessed - and really the poorest of the poor in Pakistani (urban) society
Waiting for Sunrise is a short documentary covering a wide range of Social and political subjects - Kids are living in shanty towns, abused and living in extreme poverty. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Aneel Ahmad 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aneel Ahmad 

Produced by
Aneel Ahmad .... producer
Original Music by
Holden Keith 
Cinematography by
Ashiq Mirza 
Film Editing by
Aneel Ahmad 
Jemshaid Ashraf 
Ruth Caleb .... very special thanks
Natasha Carlish .... very special thanks
Gerald Kaufman .... very special thanks
Mike Leigh .... very special thanks
Alan Parker .... very special thanks
Ridley Scott .... very special thanks
Hewlett Simon .... very special thanks
Ben Spencer .... very special thanks
Stewart Till .... very special thanks


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UK:6 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Waiting for Sunrise won the UNICEF award for Best short film and was also shortlisted for one of the film world's most distinguished awards - the Grierson Awards for documentary in 2006. The budget in total was 2,500 pounds including flight tickets and post production.See more »


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eye-opening, 14 January 2013
Author: amrain24 from South Africa

In a world where so many of us would rather turn a blind eye to the pain of the countless dis-empowered, it is refreshing that there is a film maker that is taking time out to give them a voice for us to hear. Ahmed has taken on the harrowing topic with sensitivity and I applaud him for honouring what any film maker needs to keep in mind, that we are story tellers and we have a unique position from which to channel the stories of others, to bring them to light.Well done Aneel! Thought provoking, not easy to watch because of the realities these kids face, but very necessary. In an India that is currently reeling in the wake of the brutal gang rape of the late medical student, we have forgotten the nameless many that face this ordeal daily, the poverty stricken children of India. Lets hope they find Justice too!

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