24 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 28, 1435
Aizzah speaks to the women playing the characters in the performance of Seven, which is based on issues such as child prostitution, human trafficking, and racial profiling. <br /> <br /> Follow the digital voyage, daily with NYC based writer/actress Aizzah Fatima, as Dawn.com Blog presents her series of Video Logs of her tour to Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore.<br /> <br /> Her tour encompasses performances with Pakistani artists as well as conducting workshops on writing and acting at National Academy of Perfor

Aizzah speaks to the women playing the characters in the performance of Seven, which is based on issues such as child prostitution, human trafficking, and racial profiling.

To watch the YouTube version: http://youtu.be/emSAFFpVg1g

For comments go to ‘Leave A Reply’ section at bottom.

Follow the digital voyage, daily with NYC based writer/actress Aizzah Fatima, as Dawn.com Blog presents her series of Video Logs of her tour to Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore.

Her tour encompasses performances with Pakistani artists as well as conducting workshops on writing and acting at National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), Indus Valley Institute of Art and Architecture (IVS), School of Writing, and Arts Council of Pakistan among others.

View the rest of the vlog series here:

http://dawn.com/2013/04/15/from-amreeka-to-pakistan-waking-up-to-the-serenity-of-islamabad/ http://dawn.com/2013/04/14/from-amreeka-to-pakistan-at-napa-while-khi-is-shutting-down/ http://dawn.com/2013/04/13/from-amreeka-to-pakistan-the-kids-are-nervous/ http://dawn.com/2013/04/12/from-amreeka-to-pakistan-the-isi-comes-to-see-my-performance/http://dawn.com/2013/04/11/from-amreeka-to-pakistan-inspiration-as-an-artist/ http://dawn.com/2013/04/10/from-amreeka-to-pakistan-karachi-i-am-here/ http://dawn.com/2013/04/09/from-amreeka-to-pakistan-the-beginning/

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Reviews: The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304203304576446681774039142.html

Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/news-and-features/e3id4b5fcc807e83038e7410d643a6d3505

Mooney on Theatre: http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2011/08/22/review-dirty-pakistani-lingerie-masala-mehndi-masti/

"See this production" - nytheatre.com

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3395194/ Website: www.AizzahFatima.com Video Blog: Aizzah Like Liza

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Abhijit
Apr 18, 2013 08:31pm
Hi! The last vlog was on 15th. No vlog for past two days. I like your vlog because the views expressed are very spontaneous & without prejudice.Keep it up. Abhijit- Dubai
ali
Apr 19, 2013 02:39am
MS Fatima instead of giving a negative image of the country should think of ways of improving the lot of the Pakistani girls.We already know what is happening, what is the solution is what MS Fatima should talk about, She could start by asking the government to do something about it or ask the aid giving countries to stop aid until Pakistan makes changes to its present discriminatory laws against or take it up with the UN.Lets get some action here.
Shafiq Khan
Apr 19, 2013 09:07am
I am glad you are highlighting the abuses in Pakistan, a noble thing to do. Those who blame you of providing a negative image of Pakistan are gravely mistaken or quite ignorant. If you close your eyes the abuse does not go away. I would be proud of a clean and vigilant country where the vulnerable are protected, rather than where filthy ,immorals live with abuse covered up. The sexual abuse of young boys by the religious teachers is rife in our country. Many of those who go through the learning of the Holy Book by heart know of the abuse they suffer at the hands of their teachers, but never mention it because of their shame. Our society in general is so conditioned to accept such abuse that they do not speak out. Even when the environment is conducive to opening up they do not. A case in Manchester , UK, a few years ago, where a father was so up set when he found out about his daughter suffering at the hands of her mosque Imam and brought the issue to the notice of the mosque elders, was forced to move out of the community. This Imam was quite influential and prevailed and stayed in his position. In the UK, now, the laws are so, that over a dozen prominent individuals from the entertainment business have been arrested and are being investigated, but Muslim parents those who complain are chucked out of their communities if they speak out. The contributor who said that,"we know" and asks you to do whatever, shows his ignorance. He believes that it is your job to irradiate the ills of the society, while he sits on his fat backside and is proud of the rotten society he lives in. The orphanages ,the religious Muddressas (they think beating up children is ok, while they support a beard to honour our prophet, but never think, that the holy person never hit the young)and other places where young and vulnerable are cared for, need strict inspections.Besides the teachers and preachers, who have contact with the children, must have clearance from a recognised body to ensure that the venerable are safe . Good work. Well done. Shafiq