Showgirls of Pakistan (2020)

Enter the universe of three mujra dancers in Pakistan as they dodge state censorship and violence to vie for stardom.

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Saad Khan

Writer:

Saad Khan
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Afreen Khan Afreen Khan ... Self
Reema Jaan Reema Jaan ... Self
Uzma Khan Uzma Khan ... Self
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Getting death threats goes with the territory for Afreen, Uzma, and Reema, three dancers from Pakistan's Punjab province. They've got plenty of fans-in the theaters where they perform, as well as online-but the majority of people in Pakistan regard the way they earn a living as disgraceful. The women perform the mujra, a centuries-old dance genre that is considered vulgar nowadays. Afreen mainly dances in theaters, while Uzma's manager sends her to perform at private parties in other countries such as Dubai. After a successful career on the stage, Reema, a transgender woman, is finding it increasingly difficult to find work. All three of them are confronted by prejudice, strict censorship, and a deeply misogynistic climate. But that doesn't stop them from standing up for themselves. This lively and vibrant documentary packed with personal drama follows the women as they go about their turbulent daily lives, leaving plenty of space for livestreams, telephone conversations, archive ... Written by IDFA Film Festival

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Life is a stage.

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Documentary

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Pakistan | USA

Language:

Urdu | Punjabi

Release Date:

23 November 2020 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

Punjab, Pakistan

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Savta, Other Memory Media See more »
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Stereo

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Color (Full HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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