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"Elegant and moving" —New York Times


With its ancient palaces and stately gardens, the Lahore of Pakistan's 1947 independence was a haven and a muse for musicians, artists, and poets. The city came alive to the beat of a tabla drum; with a musical culture passed down over centuries and a thriving film industry, opportunities were great for the legion of musicians that called Lahore home. This 2015 documentary, directed by Stanford alums Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken, tells the story of a group of musicians called the Sachal Ensemble struggling to survive in the oppression and brutality of modern day Pakistan. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with executive producer David Waechter.

 

Related Event: Wed, Nov 15
The Sachal Ensemble performs at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall.

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