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Project of the Day: ‘Aitzaz’

Project of the Day: 'Aitzaz'

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Aitzaz The Film

Tweetable Logline: A true story. 14-Year old Aitzaz stops a suicide bomb attack on his high school, saving his school while sacrificing his own life.

Elevator Pitch: True story of a forgotten 14-year old hero, from the Northwest
territories of Pakistan, who sacrificed his life to save his entire high
school 6 months ago from a suicide attack. Portrayed in a
stylized-visual adaptation, the story of Aitzaz Hasan Bangash’s
sacrifice will resonate with every man, woman & child in the world.

Production Team:

Writer & Director : Ali Navid
Producer: Jami (Azad Film Company) – One of the biggest independent studios in Karachi, Pakistan.
Producer: Angie Gaffney (Black Apple Media) – Independent film studio in Chicago.
Associate Producer: Hina Mir (Channel Tek) – Largest provider of film equipment in Islamabad, Pakistan.

A video on the project with some shot footage edited with previous footage from other projects also shot in Pakistan.
https://vimeo.com/97664187

About the Production: Born and raised in Rawalpindi, my hometown isn’t far from Aitzaz’s
village. I spent majority of my life in the Chicagoland area, so when I
heard remarks such as ‘They are killing each other’ & ‘That they
hate freedom’ I always took a step back and thought, who is this
‘they?’. It’s certainly not the people of Pakistan. This film wants to
show that ‘they’ are a small ‘vicious gang’ who have adopted religion as
their manifesto and terror as their tactic. Aitzaz’s heroic act is a
prime example of what the people of Pakistan stand for.

Current Status: Fundraising, in between pre & post-production

For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page


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