This boisterous documentary captures first, second and third generation Pakistanis in England celebrating Pakistani Independence Day in Green Street, London.
Pakistan Zindabad was filmed in Green Street, East London, on Pakistani Independence Day on 14 August, 2010. Independence Day is a national holiday observed annually is in Pakistan, commemorating the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign nation, following the end of the British Raj in 1947. In 2010, Pakistan was hit by the worst floods in it's history. Independence Day in Pakistan was not celebrated that year as a show of moral support to those affected by the floods. Behind the bravado and noise we also get some thoughtful comments about identity and community, and see British Pakistanis coming tougher to help raise funds for those affected by the floods in Pakistan in 2010.
Director and Producer: Sadia Ur-Rehman
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