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SMC TFT Student's Film Selected for Prestigious Kazan International Muslim Film Festival

The Department of Theatre, Film & TV at BNU's School of Media and Mass Communication is delighted to announce that "Hum Awaaz (Devotion)," a captivating film by Zainab Younas from the MS Film & TV program, has been chosen to represent Pakistan in the short feature film category at the esteemed Kazan International Muslim Film Festival in Russia.

Out of over 700 submissions from 44 countries, "Hum Awaaz (Devotion)" emerged as one of the ten selected films. The film's selection and screening at this prestigious event mark a remarkable achievement for both Zainab Younas and the Pakistani film industry.

In "Hum Awaaz (Devotion)," Zainab portrays the touching story of Akhtar Ali, who endeavors to convince his daughter, Zaha, a young journalist from Quetta, Pakistan, to stay in her hometown rather than seeking opportunities elsewhere. The film explores the emotional journey of a father and daughter as they connect with their roots and the people of Quetta.

Zainab Younas, a talented Pakistani-born filmmaker, is known for her passion in showcasing the beauty and diversity of her hometown through films, vlogs, and documentaries. Her dedication to breaking stereotypes and shedding light on the positive aspects of Balochistan has gained her critical acclaim and attention. Her previous work, including the documentary "Doch, The Art of Balochistan," was selected for Patakha Pictures, a prestigious funding and mentorship program by SOC films and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

The entire BNU community congratulates Zainab Younas on this significant milestone and wishes her the best for her future endeavors. With her commitment to storytelling and empowerment, Zainab continues to push boundaries and change narratives, representing Pakistan's film industry on an international stage.

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