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I Shall Dance


In Pakistan, where entertainment has always been suppressed simply because it is considered a taboo, this documentary follows a Quetta man, Changezi who loves to dance. Pakistan being an Islamic Republic, which means the country is governed by Sharia Law, Islamic Law and has people always divided on the issues of music and dance. Anti dance sentiments surged in the 1980s in Pakistan, when the ruling dictator Zia Ul Haq changed a very modern Pakistan to a very Islamic Pakistan. As for Changezi, one of the few surviving dancers of Pakistan this documentary which is shot in Canada and Pakistan reveals the journey of his life and how he battled with his community to do what he loves, DANCE.

Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Sonia Ahmed
Writers: Sonia Ahmed
Producers: Rania Ahmed , Sonia Ahmed
Key cast: Changu Changezi

Information for theatres: 

Student project: No
Completion date: 2014-05-14
Shooting format: Digital HD
Aspect ratio:
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: No

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