Shireen Pasha is a notable documentary film maker and head of the film department of Pakistan’s National College of Arts. We sat together in Lahore after coming back from South Punjab where we’d gone to document the rebuilding and resettling of villages after the devastating floods of 2010 and 2012 for our documentary After the Floods. In our conversation, Shireen talks about her early life, about her deep interest in Lahore’s history and her passion for the town in which, incidentally, I was born and grew up. She then shares with us the philosophy, politics and practice of how she makes documentary films.
Produced by Tony Ernst and last broadcast on WPKN 89.5 on June 10, 2015Recorded at Sanjannagar Audio Recording Studio, Lahore, Pakistan.