Pakistani film ‘The Losing Side’ wins award at Cannes World Film Festival

Pakistani film ”The Losing Side” has won the Best Human rights Film Award for the month of November at the Cannes World Film Festival, the Awards has recently announced in a face book post.

Directed by Jawad Sharif, the movie is based on the issue of forced religious conversion in Sindh. It was released under the banner of Jawad Sharif Films.

”The Losing Side” was also nominated in early 2022 for an award at the Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival but fell short of winning it.

Minority communities like Hindus and Christians in Sindh face the issues of religious conversions which are sometimes by choice, while some are forced, said Jawad Sharif while talking to Dawn.

“I believe this award is more meaningful as it will give space to a sensitive issue in the mainstream media’, he said.

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