The Other Half of Tomorrow

The Other Half of Tomorrow

(Andreas Burgess)

The Other Half of Tomorrow
Sadia Shepard, Samina Quraeshi
2012 | Pakistan | 71 min.

The Other Half of Tomorrow is a portrait of contemporary Pakistan as seen through the perspectives of Pakistani women working to change their country. A series of seven linked chapters, the film introduces us to the disparate contexts that make up a complex culture — from a women’s rights’ workshop in a village in rural Punjab, to an underground dance academy in Karachi, to the playing fields of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team.

Intertwining the religious economic, social, and political issues that are fracturing Pakistani society, The Other Half of Tomorrow explores the richness and internal plurality within Pakistan and the urgent need for better understanding of its conflicts. A family collaboration, the film is produced, directed and photographed by the mother-daughter-son-in-law team of the late Pakistani-American visual artist and author Samina Quraeshi, filmmaker and author Sadia Shepard and cinematographer Andreas Burgess.

A discussion between Sadia Shepard and Andreas Burgess, with Rachel Cooper, Asia Society Director of Global Performing Arts and Special Cultural Initiatives, will follow.  

This program is part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia, made possible by support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Watch a trailer for The Other Half of Tomorrow:

Event Details

21 November 2013
6:30pm - 8:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers