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BBC Urdu Shehr Kahani Series

Mini-documentary series produced for BBC Urdu. Shot by community workers from rural Pakistan, who were trained by BBC Word Service.

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1- Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya

This is the first short documentary about a woman who ran away from her home in Hyderabad, and settled in Multan, as a man. In order to work at the Public Call Office that she manages, she dresses as and passes for a boy.

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2- Kaheen Dur Challein

This is the story of a small village in Haripur, Pakistan, which is surrounded by three cement factories. The waste from the factories is causing the locals a lot of problems.

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3- Aik Sarak Meray Gaoon Tak

This is an inspiring story of a woman who lives in rural Pakistan, who is a committed social worker and politician.

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4- Lok Fankar Faqero

The fourth short documentary from the Shehr Kahani series, also shot and directed by community people from rural Pakisan. Faqero is a gifted sculptor whose work can be seen at many Hindu temples in Pakistan.

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5- Shams Kahani

This fifth short documentary in the Shehr Kahani series is an oral history of the great sufi saint Shams, as told by one of his devotees. Illustrated by beautiful shots of his shrine and the atmosphere there.

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6- Matti ki Kahani

The sixth short documentary in the Shehr Kahani series. Ibrahim tells us about the art of moulding clay into beautiful designs. This was shot and directed by community people from rural Pakistan.

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7- Apni Marzi

This is the story of a woman who lived a very difficult life, but in the end did what she wanted to.

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8- Pani ka Bulbula

This short documentary is about Mohammed Amin, who has no hands, but earns enough money to sustain himself and send his children to school.

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9- Pani ki Kahani

The ninth short documentary in the Shehr Kahani series tells the story of Francisnagar, where unusually high levels of rain in 2006 caused water to stagnate in the whole village. The people of Francisnagar were forced by fedual lords to work and live in the water, which was causing them many health problems.

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10- Balram ki Kahani

The tenth short documentary in the Shehr Kahani series. Balram supports his family by selling balloons and stamping mehndi tattoos on children. But he wishes he was born in a ‘rich’ family so that he could go to school.

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11- Muhabbat Ka Parchari

The eleventh documentary in the Shehr Kahani series. This is the story of Talib, who lives in a small village in Dadu District. He is blind, but is a poet, singer, shopkeeper and electrician! And he loves life, as well as Rani Mukerjee….

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