The Story of a Banyan Tree

May 04, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

1025 F St NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

The film will be followed by a discussion with:

Dr. Fouzia Saeed
Executive Director of Lok Virsa
Chairperson of Mehergarh

Raza Rumi
NED Visiting Fellow
Pakistani Journalist

Tauseeq Haider
CEO of Black Box Production

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About the Event

While Pakistan suffers from religious extremism, sectarian violence and militancy, the country also has a tremendously rich and ancient spiritual heritage that is often overlooked. Today, more than ever before, many citizens of Pakistan think that it is essential for them to identify, reconnect with and nurture their spiritual roots, to bring cohesion into the society and prevent it from disintegration.

The story of a Banyan Tree is a documentary that takes a look at the 9000 years of spiritual heritage of Pakistan with layers of religions and cultures that co-existed and amalgamated into a tolerant society. The essential elements of this heritage are still evident in the everyday lives of the people of Pakistan and could become significant to find solutions to the current state of affairs in the country.

The film is produced by Mehergarh: An Institute of Human Rights and Democracy and made by Black Box Sounds, a production company.