Set in a village in Pakistan, the film is the story of a mother who witnesses her 17-yr. old son being mobilized into Islamic radicalism.
Germany, Pakistan, India, France
Credit: Production Staff, Assistant Director
"I first got to know Ambarien Alqadar while working on my narrative feature, Silent Waters in 2002. Set in 1979 in a village in Pakistan, the film is the story of a mother who witnesses her 17-yr. old son being mobilized into Islamic radicalism. Ambarien joined as production staff in an international crew comprising of German, Pakistani, Indian and French crew. Apart from coordinating an international co-production, Ambarien worked closely with me as I edited and distributed the film. I hired her again as an editor for my documentary titled,Pakistan: A Nation’s Journey in 2008 and since then have remained in close contact as I have seen her grow and develop as an independent artist with an international presence. Growing up in a Muslim family in India with its traditional bias against women in filmmaking, Ambarien has consistently created a body of work which is subversive, creative and challenging". Sabiha Sumar, Germany, 2017