About the project
South Asia thrives on its rich tradition of storytelling. Over the past several decades, geographical changes and socio-cultural developments in South Asia have given birth to countless new stories, yet many of these stories remain untold to the billion plus people who call South Asia home. Despite a highly developed film industry in India and an excellent television industry in Pakistan, there has been very little collaboration on an equal footing between Pakistan and India in terms of sharing of skills, techniques and the craft of filmmaking.
Kitnay Duur Kitnay Paas is an attempt for filmmakers from Pakistan and India to come together and make films together while keeping in mind the very fragile collaborative climate between the two countries. Young and emerging filmmakers in both countries have tools of communication available to them and in order for them to tell fresh, riveting stories of their homes, families, communities and their societies, they must come together digitally and make new films together.
It's time to turn our distances into opportunities!