In 2022 CAP hosted the screening of ‘Child of Empire’, an animated virtual reality documentary by Project Dastaan. This award-winning film has been screened at the V&A Museum, SOAS, Sundance Film Festival, and galleries and museums in South Asia. Child of Empire, a core project of Project Dastaan, is a state-of-the-art animated virtual reality (VR) docu-drama about the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.
The exhibition opened in Lahore at the NHM in November 2022 and was followed by a Q/A session between Project Dastaan Co-Founder, Saadia Gardezi, and CAP’s General Manager, Noor Ahmed. The exhibition is now a permanent feature at NHM, while the exhibition in Karachi opened to visitors in December 2022. CAP also moderated a webinar called ‘Mapping Stories of South Asia’, a conversation exploring transnational representation through filmmaking.
The panel includes Sparsh Ahuja, Co-founder of Project Dastaan, Jawad Sharif, a Filmmaker, Navtej Purewal, and Eleanor Newbigin from Border Crossings, SOAS. Project Dastaan is a peace-building initiative which examines the human impact of global migration through the lens of the largest forced migration in recorded history, the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.
December 13, 2023