Not a believer in the mosque, am I
Nor a disbeliever with His rights, am I
I am not the pure, among the impure
Neither Moses, nor Pharaoh, am I
Bulleha – who knows, who I am?
This Pakistan Day, directors Fazal Ahmed and Abdul Basit of Thinair Films take vlogger Eva zu Beck to the shrine of Baba Bulleh Shah in Kasur, as she experiences the devotional atmosphere of the location, and listens to live qawallis while the evening sun falls on the courtyard.
Titled #PakistanIsEthereal, this short film is an homage to Pakistan's diverse culture and traditions, and features a reading of Bullah’s famous Punjabi poem in English.
This film was produced under the #PakistanIs project, an initiative of Dawn.com and German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) to highlight and showcase stories that define the real meaning of Pakistan.
The project comprises of eight different films, and one film will be released every Saturday at 6pm on our social channels.
Directed by Fazal Ahmed and Abdul Basit
Narration: Eva zu Beck
Camera A: Sabeeh Qureshi
Camera B: Syed Nauman
Assistant Director: Nauman Khan
Sound Recordist: Fareed
Original Music: Fazal Ahmed
Music Assistant: Nauman Khan
Poetry: Baba Bulleh Shah