Filming Beggars of Lahore: some reflections
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Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
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Journal of Sikh and Punjab Studies
Place and Environment | Politics and Social Change | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
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.
Saeed, S. (2017). Filming Beggars of Lahore: some reflections. Journal of Sikh and Punjab Studies, 24 (1-2), 203-216. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/faculty-research-articles/197