FCI 2016 Film Festival Schedule
SATURDAY APRIL 2
Session Two (2:15 – 4:00)
(Documentary) A Thin Wall (d. Mara Ahmed, Pakistan, 2015)
66 minute run time and discussion w. director Mara Ahmed
A personal take on the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, rooted in stories passed down from one generation to another.
Mara Ahmed has lived and been educated in Belgium, Pakistan and the United States. She has a Master’s in Business and Economics. For most of her life she worked in corporate finance. In 2004, Mara resigned from her job in order to devote herself to her true passion: art and film. Mara’s artwork was exhibited at the Kinetic Gallery in 2008 and more recently at the Colacino Gallery in Rochester, NY. The shows were multi-media fusions of her collage work, photography and film work. Mara’s film training began at the Visual Studies Workshop in 2006, and later continued at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mara’s first film, The Muslims I know premiered at the Dryden Theatre in 2008. It was meant to start a dialogue between American Muslims and non-Muslims. Her second film, Pakistan One on One, opened at the Little Theatre in 2011. Shot entirely in Lahore, it is a broad survey of public opinion in Pakistan, about issues of interest to Americans. Both films have been broadcast on the American Public Broadcasting System.
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