A docudrama directed by an Oscar-winning filmmaker about Karachi’s assassinated social activist Perween Rahman is to debut on Amazon Prime on August 24. Icon finds out more in an exclusive.
Asian Culture Vulture
Award-winning British-Indian actor and playwright Sudha Bhuchar is all set to appear today in a new film Into Dust (Amazon Prime Video) based on the life of murdered Pakistani land-rights activist Perween Rahman. The film is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Orlando van Einsiedel.
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When it came to the research for this project, we very much approached it the same way as for any documentary project. That’s doing things slowly, it’s doing things collaboratively with the people that the film is about, and making sure we’re fact-checking everything and, in this case, very much looking to Aquila and her team at the OPP for guidance as well as Perween Rahman’s friends.
Cinema is stepping increasingly into investigative journalism. Sudha Bhuchar, a well-known stage actress on the British Asian scene, plays the sister of Karachi activist Perween Rahman in the new film Into Dust being released on Amazon Prime.