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Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker Iram Haq’s film makes it to the Oscars

‘What Will People Say’ is going to Norwegian entry for the best foreign language film at the 91st Academy Awards.

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Pakistani-Norwegian film-maker Iram Haq’s film ‘What Will People Say’ has made it to the Oscars. The film has been selected as Norwegian entry for the best foreign language film at the 91st Academy Awards.

Her previous film ‘I am Yours’ was also picked out for the official Norwegian entry for the same category in 2013.

“What Will People Say” is based on  the life of a young girl who encounters the numerous socio-cultural differences along her journey while she also has to endure a grim relationship with her parents.

While talking about the film, Iram Haq stated, “When I started making the film, the most important thing for me was to tell a story in an utmost honest manner. And as an individual, I strongly believe that art is never a competition”.

“Of course, it is a big honour for me that my film has been chosen but I want to say that it is not possible to compete in art. Reaching out to people with a story is important,” she further added.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.