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Pakistan  I 18  mins I Drama I Historical I 2022

 Urdu w/ English subtitles

'Excellence in Short Filmmaking' - Asian American International Film Festival

'Programmer's Choice - Narrative Short' - Bushwick Film Festival (2022)

In May of 1992, a state-sanctioned “Operation” has put the city of Karachi in a state of unrest. Abdul Aziz Ansari wakes up at night and is informed by his daughter-in-law Naseema that his son hasn’t returned home. As a knock on their door later that night summons them to the hospital, what they witness along the way is one of the most brutal chapters of the city’s history, a sentiment of hatred towards their race, deeply rooted in the state system.

About the Artist


Ali Sohail Jaura is an independent filmmaker from Karachi, Pakistan who has been highly awarded for both his narrative and non-fiction shorts. 


In 2017, he made a travel short ARZ E PAKISTAN (Land of Pakistan) based on the Northern Regions of Pakistan which won many accolades in international tourism film festivals. It was ranked in the Top 10 Tourism films of 2018 by Comité International des Festivals du Film Touristique.


His recent short, DRY LEAVES screened at prestigious events including the Newport Beach Film Festival, Indie Memphis, and the Sedona International Film Festival. MURDER TONGUE is his latest film. 






Director:                  Ali Sohail Jaura   

Story/Screenplay:   Ammar Zafar


Producer(s):             Zafeer Khan

                                 Anas Lania

DOP:                        Mo Azmi

Film Editor:             M. Yusuf Ramzan

1st ADs:                  Samad Baluch

                                Monis Navaid



Cast:                         Munawwar Saeed

                                  Amtul Baweja

                                  Muhammad Zamaan

                                  Ibad Alam Sher

                                  Raja Shahid Ali

Composer:               Farhan Zameer

Prod. Design:            Eruj Hadi

Costume Design:      Mir Dilawaar

Script Consultant:     Rachel Matthews


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