Day 4

Thursday, 27th February, 2020


2:00 PM Onwards

154 Studio


2:00 - 2:45 PM

Vanity Fair: Fashion, Journalism and The World in Between


Fashion and lifestyle journalism go hand in hand, and neither can survive without the other. There’s tons of fodder that couturiers provide to the fashion journalists of the digital era, and the latter can always rely on the former for all sorts of news about the world of style. Looking at this phenomena, this panel invites names like Mohsin Sayeed, Nubain Ali, Wardha Saleem, Tabesh Khoja, and HSY to discuss where fashion and journalism stands today.


3:00 – 3:45 PM

The Rumour Mill: Celebrity Writings and its pitfalls


Everyone loves a bit of celebrity driven gossip now and then, and most often that’s how many of Pakistan’s entertainment magazines thrive! Now, looking at this global and national discourse on lifestyle journalism, this panel features prominent entertainment journalists from around the country such as Asfa Sultan, Rahul Aijaz, Sajeer Shaikh, and Shahjehan Saleem, amongst others to come and discuss celebrity writings and its pitfalls.


4:00 – 4:45 PM

The Other Side of Silence: Media and Censorship


Pakistani media treads a thin line everyday when it comes to freedom of the media and subsequently the speech they are allowed to have. This creates a tenuous situation for the multitudes of media personnel in the country, who find it increasingly difficult to create art without finding themselves in the throes of censorship. Exploring this problem, the panel features names like actor-turned-director Shamoon Abbasi, Omair Alavi, and members of the Sindh Censor Board, amongst others to discuss where the censorship is leading the society and media.


5:00 – 7:30 PM

Screening of Durj by Shamoon Abbasi


A film that was initially banned by the Central Board of Film Censors for an undisclosed reason and subsequently released for the audiences, Durj is a film by Shamoon Abbasi that explores the story of a woman searching for her missing husband that had been killed for hunger by the kidnapper.