Title

Filming Beggars of Lahore: some reflections

Author Affiliation

Sheba Saeed is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Department

Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Was this content written or created while at IBA?

Yes

Document Type

Article

Source Publication

Journal of Sikh and Punjab Studies

ISSN

0971-5223

Abstract

The documentary Beggars of Lahore, shot in 2005 and released in 2010, represents a journey into the streets of Pakistan's second largest city and cultural hub. It examines the reasons that went into some people taking to begging; traces the growth of the "beggar's mafia," if one may use this term; provides some case studies of beggars; and interviews advocates, human rights activists, politicians, and general public. The documentary is 45 minutes in length. A five-minute trailer of the film is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNWQcJoGlLg.

Publication Status

Published

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