You can count the number of films coming out of Pakistan that arrive in the domestic market place these days on your fingers and toes. Unlike its neighbor, India, which leads the world in film production, finding quality films of any kind from Pakistan for viewing — either theatrically or for home entertainment — are a rare commodity.
So when Oscilloscope Laboratories announced this past week that the award-winning documentary, These Birds Walk, from filmmakers Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, would be available on DVD this coming Apr. 29 that was news worthy indeed.
An all-too-brief major metro arthouse run yielded an ARR of 179 days … only the home entertainment market place will give this marvelous film the wider exposure that it deserves.
What started out as a short film about the founder of the Edhi Foundation, grew into a magnificently produced — both beautifully filmed and technically proficient in all departments (sound, editing, etc.) — feature-length story focusing on the young boys who are living on the streets of Karachi with only Abdul Sattar Edhi — whose name the charitable foundation bears — standing between them and abuse, starvation … or worse.
Bonus features for this intimate look into this one small segment of life in modern day Pakistan include commentary from the filmmakers and deleted scenes. These Birds Walk is presented in Urdu and comes English subtitles.
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