Sunday, 13th Feb 2011 | 6:00 pm
In a country where one authoritarian government has made way for another since its independence in 1947, Faiz Ahmed Faiz became a symbol of resistance and dissidence. His poetry, as much as his life, came to represent the longing of the people for the freedom which had come their way so briefly.
To the forces of the left and to those who sought to build a just and exploitation-free society, Faiz became a source of great ideological power. His voice always rang high and clear, and during the grave-like silence of martial law rule, his words remained a beacon of light that could not be extinguished.
2011 marks Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 100th birthday. Join us at T2F for an evening of celebration through film, music, dance, and readings of Faiz Sahab’s works.
Faiz: Poet in Troubled Times
A documentary by Faris Kermani, about the life and work of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, whose career up to his death in 1984 spanned the years of the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan. This film tells the story of Pakistan’s people through the poetry and experience of a revered radical poet.
Tüm Yeh Yeh Kehtay Ho
A short film by Ali Kapadia, based on the poem, “Tum yeh kehtay ho ab koee chaarah naheeñ”
Aaj Baazaar Mayñ Paa Bajaulaañ Chalo
A Performance by Suhaee Abro (dance), Sara Haider (vocals), and Danish Jawed (guitar)
A Performance by Hareem Sumbul (vocals) and Omar Farooq (guitar)
Tum Aaye Ho Na Shub-e-Intezaar Guzri Hae
Readings by Zahra Sabri
Date: Sunday, 13th February, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.