Rahul Aijaz’s ‘A Train Crosses the Desert’ to have its Pakistan premiere in Karachi

After multiple international screenings, the Sindhi short film is finally coming to its country of origin

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Culture journalist and filmmaker Rahul Aijaz has announced that his short film, ‘A Train Crosses the Desert’, will be having its Pakistan premier on the coming Thursday at Arts Council, Karachi.

The film is finally coming to Pakistan after successful screenings at multiple international film festivals such as Jaipur International Film Festival and South Asian International Film Festival, all held in the year 2021. Originally a Sindhi film, it now carries its poster with the title written in the native language, while the screening will be offering English subtitles as well.

The film was made as part of a project called ‘Film Talents: Unheard Voices from Pakistan and Afghanistan’, which is sponsored by Goethe-Institut Pakistan. Following the theme of the project, the film talks about death and suicide, inspired from real-life events as witnessed by the filmmaker himself.

‘A Train Crosses the Desert’ also had a recent screening in Russia, which made it to the news for being the first Sindhi film to have been screened at the 17th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival.