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Manhattan International Film Festival 2013

I went to the Manhattan International Film Festival 2013 with my longtime friend. We both had a great experience with a conversation and screening of the film Jinnah with the director Jamil Dehlavi. What an inspirational movie that directly coincides with current international problems.
It started off with an interview with Calvin Collins asking questions about Jamil Dehlavi’s life experience as well as his film making process. Jamil Dehlavi is an independent filmmaker of Pakistani and French origin. He attended Oxford University where he studied French and Politics. Afterwards he ditched practicing law and went to NYC to attend Columbia University where he studied film directing.
The movie that he directed was called Jinnah, the founder of the Muslim country Pakistan. The film begins with the struggle of colonial India for its independence from Britain. However, the united India would have internal conflict between Hindus and Muslim for power within the realm of culture, religion and political power. For this, Jinnah is called upon to become the leader and founder for a Muslim country. The movie touched upon many subjects such as women’s education, freedom, religious liberty and human dignity.

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Greetings, I am a young Latina living in NYC. I write these blogs as reflections, recollections and memories sobre mi vida. Guadalupe (confirmation name)

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