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Kabaddi

An homage to Pakistan's under-represented Kabaddi players and a coach's journey to keep the sport alive in the country.
Updated Nov 25, 2019 02:47pm

Alexander Volberding and Ihtesham Ismail, the team who filmed 'Kabaddi', one of the finalists of Dawn.com Deutsche Welle's video story contest, #ItHappensOnlyinPakistan on the theme #OurDiversePakistan, have been selected to work with DW Documentary to produce a 12-15 minutes long documentary film and win a prize of Rs330,000. These documentary films will be released on DW Documentary's official YouTube channel later.

Kabaddi pays homage to Pakistan's under-represented Kabaddi players and recounts a coach's journey to keep the sport alive in the country.


It Happens Only In Pakistan is a nationwide video story contest organised by Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's international broadcaster. This time, the theme for the contest was sharing stories under the hashtag #OurDiversePakistan, and invited filmmakers from all over Pakistan to submit short documentary-styled videos that captured stories of unsung, unique Pakistani heroes. Jury for the contest included noted Pakistani documentary filmmakers Jami and Babar Sheikh. The contest accepted entries from July 5 to August 25, 2019.