Saawan is a story of a 9 year old Baluchistani boy, stricken by polio in Pakistan. He is rejected by his father, hated by society and harassed by his peers. He gets left behind in his village as the residents are forced to vacate the valley where they live. Strengthened by memories of his mother, he begins a journey to the city. Saawan achieves self-rehabilitation, befriends a spirt living in the mountains and meets his new best friend, a three-legged dog. He then encounters kidnappers from whom he rescues 4 kids. While on his trip, he is followed by the kidnapper, with his father and a journalist tracing his steps in search of him. As he is close to finishing his journey the kidnapper attacks killing 40 people.



Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - Pakistan

Genre: Drama

Country: Pakistan

Year: 2016

Duration: 137 minutes

Director: Farhan Alam

Language(s):  Urdu

Subtitles: English subtitles

Producer(s): Mashood Qadri, Farhan Alam, Asma Qadri

Screenplay: Mashood Qadri

Cinematographer:  Farhan Alam

Editor: Aseem Sinha

Sound: Justin Lebens

Music:  Emir Isilay    

Principal Cast:   Saleem Mairaj, Syed Karam Hussain, Arif Bahalim

Dates & Times: October 30, 2017 2:00 PM

October 31, 2017 8:00 PM

Followed by Q&A with Director Farhan Alam

Plays In:  ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City

Eventbrite - Asian World Film Festival - SAAWAN - Pakistan