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    Directed by Hamza Bangash
    Pakistan | 17 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Outsiders & Underdogs

Pakistan, 1978. Lenny, a rockstar from the Christian community, is offered the chance to reinvent himself as a state-sanctioned singer. With Islamic fervor gripping the nation, he must decide if he can change with the times.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes.


Outsiders & Underdogs

With the odds stacked firmly against them, the longshot protagonists of these shorts must surmount tough obstacles and face down bitter rivals.

Saturday, June 26 5:30 PM PT

film details

Director: Hamza Bangash
Producers: Rashid Maqsood Hamidi, Abid Aziz Merchant
Screenwriter: Hamza Bangash
Cinematographers: Yasir Khan
Editor: Hamza Bangash
Music: Jong Ho Choi, Clifford Lucas, Salman Ahmed
Cast: Muhammad Zeeshan, Sherwyn Anthony, Rubya Chaudry, Naveed Kamal
Country: Pakistan
Language: in Urdu/English with English subtitles
Year: 2020
Running Time: 17 minutes
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Primary Company: CityLights Media, Mansfield Films, Sanat Initiative
Contact Email: citylightsproductions.pk@gmail.com
Website: http://citylightsmediapro.com/projects/nineteenseventyeight/

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