Work type





 - F

Pakistan, 16m, Digital


As a new show is introduced at an erotic dance theatre in Lahore, a sacrificial goat goes missing, a dreamy trans girl desperately tries to become a star and a naive young boy falls in love.


Writer/Director: Saim Sadiq
Co-Writer: Rodney Llaverias
Producer: Mahak Jiwani, Nadia Afgan   
Co-Producer: Jasmin Tennuci, Fahad Nabi
Director of Photography: Mo Azmi
Editor: Saim Sadiq
Cast: Alina Khan, Abdullah Malik, Mehar Bano


Contact: Mahak Jiwani, mj2741@columbia.edu        


Katharina Otto-Bernstein Production Grant



About the Writer/Director

Saim Sadiq

Saim Sadiq is a Pakistani filmmaker. His short film, Pasban, screened at festivals worldwide and Nice Talking to You won Vimeo's Best Director and premiered at SXSW, 2019. A recipient of the Kodak Student Scholarship Gold Award, Sadiq is currently developing his first feature, Gulaab, which was selected for the Open Doors Hub at the 2018 Locarno Film Festival.

About the Producer

Mahak Jiwani

Originally from Pakistan, Mahak Jiwani is a producer and writer based in NYC. Premonición, produced in Chile, screened at 15+ international film festivals including Huesca International Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, and Aspen International Film Festival. In 2018, Mahak was awarded the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Production Grant. She’s currently working at Alex Gibney’s award-winning Jigsaw Productions.



Saturday, May 18, 5 pm
Walter Reade Theater



Program F Encore: Monday, May 20, 12 pm, Lenfest Center for the Arts; Free and open to the public