Lahore Landing is an interactive documentary on another side of Pakistan.
When we came and Pakistanis asked us about why we were here, and we introduced our project as such, we often got a bemused look and a reply, "there is no other side...".
Which is true. This is actually about another side that we don't see.
We are Taahira, Jeremy, Jemimah and Andre, four students from Singapore who were in Lahore from 26 Nov 2014 to 23 Jan 2015.
It all started when Taahira went to Karachi for a journalism internship at online newspaper Dawn.com. Over Skype calls, she shared with us her experience – from underground indie rock concerts to alfresco BBQ nights. It surprised us. It seemed that all the media shared about life in Pakistan was a world of violence and terrorism when it was a lot more than that. As media students, we saw a communication problem – an information asymmetry that we could put our efforts into questioning.
So this is our journey. The narrator that brings you through this website is a consolidated entity conflating our shared experiences, the progress from perception to realisation.
We hope you'll come along and see for yourselves as well.
This is a Final Year Project with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Producer, Writer – Taahira Ayoob
Director – Jeremy Ho
Director of Photography – Andre He
Art, Illustration, Design – Jemimah Seow
Line Producer, Translator – Basil Andrews
Drivers – Amir Aslam, Kamran Aslam
Web Developer – Ng Yi Qi of Oangle Design
Project Supervisor – Nikki Draper
Chan Tau Chou and Tiffany Ang
The Lahore Landing Team would like to thank:
Our families for your understanding and support throughout this time, Dr. Shaheen Majid for all your help, the Aslam family for making sure we get around.
Mohammad Murtaza, Taimur Rahman, Mahvash Waqar & Laal, Risham Waseem, Sajawal Waseem, Tahir Mehdi, Mohammed Waseem, Tayyab Ali and friends, friends from LUMUN, Sadaan Peerzada, Usmaan Peerzada, Muneera Batool Hashmi, Seema Aziz, Aisha Suhail, Mohammad Farhar, Akasha, Iqbal Hussain & the staff of Cooco's Den, Haseeb & Zainab Sohail from Plan 9, Osama Sehgol, Raveem Choudhry, Azad, Muhammad Kamran, Zain Abidin, Sajjad Ahmad & Lahore Backpackers, Usama Bilal, Kausar Hussain, Qaiser Abbas, Saeeda Diep of IPSS, Tanveer Sheikh of TDCP, Juvairia Sheikh and family, Khurram Malik, Nadeem Barbar, Naveed Zaidi, Dr. Shaheen Majid and family, Talha Liaqat, all Pakistanis who showed us your hospitality and gave us your time.
Lahore University of Management Sciences, National College of The Arts, Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop, Interactive Resource Centre, CARE Foundation, Olomopolo Media.
Dawn, Samaa TV, Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop, Interactive Resource Centre, Punjab Lok Sujag for your footage and archival material.
Arslan Athar, Mahhad Nayyar, Maha Khalid, Shaheen Majid, Mannal, Waleed Rana, Aaleen Rizvi for your voices.
High Commissioner Tanveer Akhtar Khaskheli and the team at the High Commission of Pakistan in Singapore.
Munir Shah and family, Haider Nawaz.
Aneesa, Arslan, Ben, Minghui, Nureen, Raihana, Saima, Samira for first sharing with us about Pakistan.
The CS4004 FYP Seminar group for your support and feedback, WKWSCI AV Team, Zed Tan, Lau Joon-Nie, Kym Campbell, Nikki Draper for your constant guidance.
Cargill Asia Pacific Treasury Limited
Mr. Abdul Sardar Rahim & Mehdi Nassam of Bar B Q Tonight
Chan Tau Chou, Joy Ho, Christine.
Noraisah Foo, Poh Lian, Benjamin Yeo, Ali Cheema, David Ho, Ang Guangzheng, Tan Ban Huat.
Kaiying Liu, Hariz Baharudin, Yeo Yin, Foo Peiying, Jeyaseelan, Atheena Som, Stefanus Ian, Sianpei Ng.
Beverly Pao, Teo Kai Qin, Hosea Mak, Kok Yufeng, Samira Shah, Manmitha Manjunath, Sarah Thiam, Marinah Musa, Low Rui Yin, Yeo Chew Kheang, Vinnie Quek, June Cheong, LiLing Alexis, Russell Chan.
Amelia Tan, Akanksha, Zahin Zaman, Amanda See, Little Red Ants Creative Studio
All music featured are by Pakistani artists.
Absence by Asfandyar Khan
Escape by Dynoman
City Sounds by Zia Zaidi
Dead City Dreamer
Parklife by Atif Farooq
A Nightly Medium by Asfandyar Khan
paperclouds by Basheer & The Pied Pipers
Warp by Asfandyar Khan
The North Wind EP
Renew by Asfandyar Khan
Breathless (with MMI & Asfandyar Khan) by 6LA8
FOR PRESS, FESTIVAL OR EXHIBITION ENQUIRIES
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