Khoj Presents: Pakistani Horror Films

4 July 2012

Get your spook on this Friday 6 July in Delhi with Pakistani Horror Films. The fourth event in the Khoj (Re)Building Project series, this evening explores cult Pakistani vampire, zombie and horror films with an intervention by graffiti artist Daku.

Films will be introduced at 7pm by Bangalore based writer and researcher Achal Prabhala. Prabhala is co-editor of The Best of Quest (Tranquebar 2011) and Civil Lines 6 (Harper Collins 2012). His essay on strange and subversive cinema from Pakistan appeared in Bidoun magazine (2008), in an issue devoted to pulp (Thirty-One Flavours of Death).

Films being screened
Zinda Laash, 1967
Directed by Khwaja Sarfaraz
104 minutes, Black and white, Urdu

Mondo Macabro: Horror and Fantasy in South Asia, 2002
Written, Produced and Directed by Pete Tombs and Andy Starke
Documentary, Channel 4, UK
25 minutes/ Colour / English

Zibahkhana, 2007
Directed by Omar Ali Khan
77 minutes, Colour, Urdu & English

About the Khoj (Re) Building Project series
From its modest beginnings in 1997, Khoj has nurtured vibrant imaginations and created unconventional synapses between disciplines. To carry forth its uncompromising commitment towards creative thinking, Khoj is building an institutional infrastructure in India for making, exhibiting and researching contemporary art.

Khoj is renovating its premises to create multi-purpose project spaces, artists' studios and residences, an open access archive and library, a terrace and cafe. During this period, Khoj will not be holding any major residencies but a series of events will respond to the site at various stages of the building's breaking and making. Interrogating the dynamism of Khoj as a construction site, the events will engage with the building to create conversations about its past, present and future.




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