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Hidayatkar

Follow the journey of M. H. Hussaini, a fisherman who has written, produced and directed more than 14 films on his own.
Updated Jun 09, 2018 04:27pm

This film by Ahsan Ali, Ammar Rehmani, Kami and Bilal Sagar won the second prize in the Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle video story contest, #ItHappensOnlyinPakistan

It follows the journey of independent director M. H. Hussaini, a fisherman who has written, produced and directed more than 14 films on his own. Hussaini writes his own scripts, finds locations himself, and is also in-charge of makeup and wardrobe. He says he shot his best film for a mere Rs2,350 only.

"A film with a superb narrative and great pace. This is what real Pakistan should be about, passion driven talent that sees no limits!" - Babar Sheikh


It Happens Only In Pakistan is a nationwide video story contest organised by Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's international broadcaster. The contest invited filmmakers from all over Pakistan to submit short documentary-styled videos on subjects that are uniquely Pakistani. Jury for the contest included noted Pakistani documentary filmmakers Jami and Babar Sheikh. The contest accepted entries from March 23 to May7, 2018.