Director Jawad Sharif’s documentary Indus Blues has been officially nominated for the Best Documentary Competition at the Jaipur International Film Festival.
With a picture of the official nomination, the film’s official Facebook page reads, “Another nomination for the highly accredited Indus Blues at the Jaipur International Film Festival, India for International Documentary Competition. Here’s to the team Indus Blues for getting acknowledged across the border!’’
Indus Blues is about veteran yet unrecognized Pakistani folk artists speaking of their struggles to keep their fading art alive. Its tagline quotes, “The forgotten music of Pakistan.”
Filmmaker Jawad Sharif takes us on a journey across Pakistan, from the Karakoram Mountains to the southern coastline, in search of these disappearing folk musical treasures.
Earlier this year, this documentary which is based on dying musical instruments, was also nominated for the Best Documentary Film award at the Regina International Film Festival (RIFFA).