SecondStory Hideaway, Redmond – Friday, October 23rd – 7:00 PM
The Journey Within, Mian Adnan Ahmad, 2015, English / Urdu / Punjabi, 78 min
Logline: In a post 9/11 Pakistan faced with challenges of war and conflict, a quest for self-identity leads the inspirational journey of a music show to help reclaim the rich and vast musical heritage of this region.
Synopsis: In a post 9/11 Pakistan faced with challenges of war and conflict, a quest for self-identity leads the inspirational journey of a music show to help reclaim the rich and vast musical heritage of this region. In doing so it has become one of the biggest music initiatives from this side of the world, bringing together various cultural backgrounds and genres, including but not limited to folk, sufi, rock, pop and rap music. We discover the show from its humble beginnings, living through its spirit to reach the heart of the experience, as unique talents and artists unify eastern and western sounds to make music that will resonate across the globe and impact all involved.
Mian Adnan Ahmad is an award winning filmmaker from Pakistan whose work has screened in Asia, Europe and North America including being part of the First Cut showcase held at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) headquarters in Los Angeles and New York.
He has been a finalist in a screenwriting competition held by the Royal Commonwealth Society and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a graduate program in film Production in the U.S, where he also received the Leo Freedman Award for his work. His film HEAL has likely received more awards than any film written and directed by a Pakistani filmmaker, winning on more than 20 occasions at competitions and film festivals worldwide, including receiving the festival’s highest prize multiple times while competing against feature length films, documentaries and Oscar® nominated short films.