‘Song of Lahore’
Pakistani documentary ‘Song of Lahore’ will be played at the ‘Tribeca Film Festival 2015’ in New York.
The documentary has been selected for World Documentary Feature Competition at the Festival. It is the only Pakistani entry out of the 12 international documentaries selected for the prize and will be considered for ‘Best Documentary Feature’, ‘Best New Documentary Director’ and ‘Best Documentary Editing’ at the celebrated film festival.
‘Song of Lahore’ focuses on the music community of Lahore, which until the late 1970s, was world-renowned for its music and talent. It turns the spotlight on Sachal Studios and charts the ensemble’s journey to reclaim and revive an art that has lost its space in Pakistan’s narrowing cultural sphere.
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center, to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture.