Lyari Notes - An Indi Meme Presentation
In Pakistan a rock star teaches a group of girls to express themselves through music in Karachi’s most volatile district.
Hamza Jafri travels in an armed vehicle. He is a musician famous for his hard hitting political lyrics since the 1990s. Since then religious fundamentalism has been on the rise with shops selling music torched, concerts bombed and musicians threatened with death. Seeing the shrinking space for music and artists Hamza opens a music school.
Captured over 3 years Lyari Notes is the narrative of four young girls who attend Hamza’s music school and learn what it takes to express oneself despite the cycles of violence.
Supported by Idfa-Bertha Fund
Supported by CBA Worldview
Selected for the IDFA Summer School
Winner of `best documentary project’ – Docedge, Asian pitch
Selected for the Sheffield International Meet Market 2015
Crowd funded by over 100 contributors worldwide and Cinecrowd