Film Screening: The Other Half of Tomorrow
Part of the 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival
This program is co-presented by Margaret Mead Film Festival and Asia Society
LeFrak Theater, American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY
Dir. Sadia Shepard, Samina Quraeshi. Pakistan, 2012.
Filmmaker in attendance | World premiere
Discover a contemporary Pakistan that is very different from the stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media headlines. The Other Half of Tomorrow is a vivid portrait of the lives of a diverse set 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 facing Pakistani society, The Other Half of Tomorrow explores the richness and plurality within Pakistan and the urgent need for better understanding of its conflicts.
Asia Society member 20% discount available. Call the American Museum of Natural History box office at 212-769-5200 to receive discount.
Watch a trailer for The Other Half of Tomorrow (2 min., 19 sec.):
LeFrak Theater, Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY