Song Of Lahore (2015)

  • Dir. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken • 2015 • Punjabi/Urdu with English subtitles • Cert 12A
  • 1h 22m

Double oscar winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy follows documentary several Pakistani musicians, and asks if there is still room for them in a society roiled by conflict. Featuring the music of the Sachal Jazz Ensemble, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

Lahore has always been world-renowned for its music. With the increased Islamisation of Pakistan in the 1970s, many of the city’s celebrated musicians have struggled, but this film spotlights one group, the internationally acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, who have kept on playing. When their unique mix of traditional music with Western flare gets the attention of jazz supremo Wynton Marsalis they are invited to New York.

Language(s)

English, Punjabi, Urdu, English subtitles

Bonus Content

14 mins
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Interview

Interview with the two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, co-director of Song Of Lahore.

Video courtesy of DESIblitz.