Islamabad: Film media is the best way to promote native languages; this was stated by Dr. Fauzia Saeed while delivering the welcome address to audience on Saturday at the occasion of release of a Balochi film for the first time in Lok Virsa’s history.
While addressing the audience at the Mandwa Hall at the Lok Virsa in Islamabad where the Balochi film ‘Sawaad’ (ocean) was release. The film Sawaad is based on the life of a fisherman of coastal Balochistan where a family lives a life of poverty. The films portrays the fisherman from the coastal city of Pasni which is a rich city in terms of culture but the there are little opportunities to portray the culture of this magnificent city.
The audience at the Mandwa Hall was told that the first Baloch film was to be released way back in 1976 but due to the political situation of the province at that time the film couldn’t be released. Had the film been released at that time it would have proved to be vital for putting life into Baloch cinema.
The Mandwa hall started functioning in August last year and is playing an important role in promotion of language based films. It is also important to mention that regional languages are focus of attention here and if the good work continues the initiative could go a long way in promotion of regional languages of Pakistan.