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Mir Bahar - Lord of the Sea

Members of the Mohana tribe spend their entire lives in boat houses. This practice has continued for centuries.
Updated Jun 09, 2018 04:25pm

This film by Taimur Rahim and Waheed Ali was one of the honourable mentions in Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle's video story contest, #ItHappensOnlyinPakistan

Taimur and Waheed in this film narrate how members of the Mohana tribe spend their entire lives in boat houses. From funerals to weddings, everything is done on the boat and this practice has continued for centuries.

"This film is a complete visual treat, I would not be surprised if some educational work can be carried out for this community after the viewing of this film." - 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.