All That Perishes at the Edge of Land

Pakistan, 2019, 30 min, Colour

In this docu-fictional work, ‘Ocean Master’ a decommissioned container vessel is anthropomorphized, and enters into a dialogue with several workers at the Gadani yards. The conversation moves between dreams and desire, places that can be called home, and the structural violence embedded in the act of dismembering a ship at Gadani. As the workers recall the homes and families they left behind, the long work days mesh indistinguishably into one another, the desperation that they carry with them like shackles rises to the forefront, and they are forced to confront the realities of their work in which they are faced with death every day. How may they survive and look towards the future?

CREDITS

Director:

Hira Nabi

Producer:

Till Passow

Cinematography:

Hira Nabi,Shahzeb Hussain

Editing:

Hira Nabi

Sound:

Faiz Zaidi

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Hira Nabi is a filmmaker, multimedia artist, and a writer/researcher. Her work looks at repressed memory in urban landscapes, imagined histories and possible futures, movements and migrations, botanical exchanges, infrastructures, and the environment.

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