There’s no stopping Sharmeen Obaid as she innovates further in the film industry.
The two-time Oscar winner’s s latest interactive exhibition is set to just change that. The filmmaker reflects on the largest mass migration ever witnessed which took place exactly 70 years ago; putting a human face on history, asking what it means to find and feel at home.
Recently in an interview, Sharmeen shares: “I hope to creative more immersive installations, #HOME1947 premiered in Manchester to rave reviews and all day at the Al-Hamra, we’ve had hundreds of people, who have left too emotional sometimes to even speak! Families have visited with grandparents, it’s been a shared experience.”
“It has truly been one of the highlights of my film-making career to have created something that has resonated so deeply with people wherever it’s shown. Parts of it were shown in Bombay also this year.”
She adds: “I am a storyteller and I really wanted to create an experience using different mediums such as virtual reality, films, photography, music, to create an experience centered around what it meant to leave your home in 1947.”
Al-Hamra Arts Council in Lahore will be turned into a time machine transporting attendees back in time, when countless people left their homes during the partition of the Indian subcontinent.
Called #HOME1947, the exhibit will display these refugee narratives at the Heritage Now festival.
The exhibition will also be travelling to Karachi at the Frere Hall on November 17, 2017.