Lady of the Emerald Scarf (2018)

Set in the heart of Gulmit village in Gilgit Baltistan (Northern Pakistan), Lady of The Emerald Scarf is a short silent film which follows a day in the life of Aziza, a carpet maker and shepherd, spread through winter and spring seasons. It explores her relationship with her surroundings, with the focus on the symbology of emerald, the color of her scarf.

Screenings & Festivals

  • September 2018 British Council Library Film Club, Karachi (Pakistan)
  • September 2018 Kuch Khaas- the Centre for Arts, Culture & Dialogue, Islamabad

Hellhole (2016)

Hellhole is a short silent film based on the life of conservancy workers, better known as gutter cleaners as seen through the life and often forgotten humanity of one such worker.

Screenings & Festivals

  • September 2018 - British Council Film Club (Karachi)
  • January 2018 - ‘Never Apart’ A group art show, Montreal (Canada)
  • October 2017 - South Asian Film Festival Montreal (Canada)
  • May 2017 - NYC Indie Film Festival (USA)
  • April 2017 - INPUT Film Festival (Netherlands)
  • January 2017 - Jaipur International Film Festival (India)
  • November 2016 - Pakistan Calling Film Festival (Karachi, Pakistan) - Awarded Best Short Film (non fiction)
  • November 2016 - Saint Louis Film Festival (USA)
  • October 2016 - Seattle South Asian Film Festival (Seattle, USA)
  • October 2016 - New Orleans Film Festival (USA)
  • October 2016 - Festival Internazionale del Cinema (Milan, Italy)
  • June 2016 - Asto Video Film Festival (Patras, Greece)
  • May 2016 - Creative Karachi Festival (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • May 2016 - Hellhole screening at Aiwan-e-Quaid (Islamabad, Pakistan)
  • May 2016 - South Asian Film Festival (Washington DC, USA)
  • April 2016 - Mobeen Ansari artist talk & Hellhole screening at LA City Club (Los Angeles, USA)
  • April 2016 - Mobeen Ansari talk and screening at Santa Monica library
  • March 2016 - Mobeen Ansari talk and Hellhole screening at Distant Lands bookstore (Los Angeles, USA)