Pakistani shortfilm ‘Blue: A Kaleidoscope’ narrates the story of rape victim’s trauma

The release of the film was postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown

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A Pakistani short film Blue: A Kaleidoscope has been released for audience narrating the traumatized story of rape survivors about how a society treats them. The film displays that how lack of support from the community makes their situation worst.

The release of the film was postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, it can be watched on Instagram. The announcement of the release of the movie comes at a time when the country is openly speaking against violence faced by women following the rape of a woman on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway and murder of a six-year-old Marwah in Karachi’s PIB Colony.

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#SAYNOTORAPE #saynotosexualabuse 𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐆𝐆𝐄𝐑 𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆: 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚖 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚜 𝚒𝚗𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚑 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚟𝚘𝚛𝚜. 𝐒𝐲𝐧𝐨𝐩𝐬𝐢𝐬 “𝐇𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐫*** 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐝. 𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐞!” 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐦 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐚'𝐬 𝟏𝟎-𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫-𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐝𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫'𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐠𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝟗-𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐦: 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚊𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚊 @bbcurdu 𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝 𝚋𝚢 𝙰𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚂𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚜𝚒, "𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐫*** 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧" 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚖 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚝 @tribeca 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚘𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚜𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚊𝚝 @ifva_hk 𝚊𝚗𝚍 @wow.pakistan

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The director of the shortfilm, Daniyal Afzal, has told the story of a suffering faced by a 10-year-old rape victim. The story of the film showcases that the sexual assault of the minor girl is recorded and the video goes viral in her area. It is based on the concept of a 2015 BBC report, titled ‘How a rape was filmed and shared in Pakistan’, by journalist Amber Shamsi.

“Women are routinely silenced in Pakistan, said Afzal, adding that it is high time that we raise our voices against the trauma a rape survivor face.

He added that people generally don’t listen to rape survivors and this is what we have tried to show in the movie.

The premiere of the short film was also held at a film festival in Hong Kong.

the authorSamra Mazhar