I Shall Dance

In Pakistan, entertainment has always been suppressed simply because it is considered taboo. As an Islamic Republic, Pakistan is governed by the Sharia and Islamic Law. The laws have divided people on the issues of music and dance. Anti-dance sentiments surged in the 1980’s when the ruling dictator, Zia Ul Haq, abandoned the “modern-way-of-life” to become a “very-Islamic” Pakistan. This documentary follows a Quetta man, Changezi, one of the few surviving dancers of Pakistan. It shows how he battled with his community to do what he loves- DANCE.

Directed by: Sonia Ahmed
Year: 2014
Duration: 50:30
Country: Canada
Language: English

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