Directed and produced by: Jawad Sharif

Produced by: Humera Iqbal, Syeda Kashmala, Anushay Malik

Based on Research: by Dr Humera Iqbal, Dr Anushay Malik, Dr Maria Rashid & Arooj Aurangzeb

Year of Release: 2024

Short Synopsis

Bhashaili or Adrift tells the story of Pakistani Bengalis living in Karachi, many of whom face issues around citizenship and Statelessness despite being in their fourth generation. We follow the everyday stories of young and old Pakistani Bengalis as they chase their dreams, find love, stand up for injustices, and face despair around their lack of recognition in Pakistan.


The POI Study

The Partition of Identity (POI) project examines the Bengali community in Pakistan. Estimates suggest that there are between 2.8 – 3 million members of this group living in Pakistan, but in reality, the numbers are likely to be much higher.

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