- ACF is releasing a unique short film on June 16 focusing on animals.
- Renowned personalities from Cake and Churails, Sania Saeed, Marina Khan, and Mo Azmi, collaborated on the film.
- The film, titled ‘Aisa Hee Hota Hai,’ explores societal norms and aims to resonate with a wide audience.
The Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation (ACF) is set to release a unique short film on June 16 that focuses on animals, and we are eagerly anticipating its debut.
Sania Saeed, Marina Khan, and cinematographer Mo Azmi from the renowned productions Cake and Churails have collaborated to create this film.
The international audience will be able to enjoy the film with subtitles, and it appears to be titled ‘Aisa Hee Hota Hai’.
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ACF’s founder, Ayesha Chundrigar, revealed that although the film revolves around animals, its scope extends beyond that. It delves into societal norms, prompting viewers to question what is considered normal in our society.
Remarkably, this film was made with virtually no budget. A group of animal enthusiasts came together to bring this project to life. Khan directed the film, while Saeed delivered an outstanding performance.
Chundrigar humorously mentioned that she is the writer, and ACF serves as the producer. The film has a runtime of just five minutes and will be shared across ACF’s social media platforms.
Ayesha Chundrigar hopes that the film will resonate with a wide range of people, not just animal lovers. She emphasized that it addresses fundamental issues prevalent in society today.
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In an interview with The Current, Chundrigar explained how this project came into being. She highlighted that the film goes beyond the isolated issue of animal abuse and connects it with other societal concerns. Furthermore, she revealed that the project was accomplished without a significant budget, with only essential expenses covered, such as cameras and fuel. She described it as “a film that tackles animal-related themes while encompassing so much more.”
As a professional psychotherapist, Chundrigar finds the project particularly fascinating. She encounters various forms of human behaviour in her line of work, including individuals who display kindness and others who exploit and mistreat those who are vulnerable. Through her work and ACF’s social media presence, she aims to address the root causes of these issues while sharing stories that shed light on the assistance provided to animals.
The ACF, founded by Ayesha Chundrigar, is dedicated to promoting the well-being and protection of animals in Karachi. Their shelter in Malir provides a safe haven for numerous stray and injured animals.
Increase of Animal Abuse in Pakistan
Pakistan is currently experiencing a surge in cases of animal cruelty. One notable incident was the tragic death of the elephant named Noor Jehan in Karachi Zoo in April, resulting from poor health and neglect. Additionally, there have been disturbing instances of dog culling, such as the recent arrest of a man who was caught on video hanging a dog, as well as another case in KPK where a man was apprehended for brutally slaughtering dogs.
Ayesha Chundrigar, the founder of her organization, recognizes the urgent need to transform society’s perception and treatment of animals. Through their social media platforms, they have been actively raising awareness about the importance of empathy and compassion towards animals. Their aim is to ensure continuous progress in advocating for improved animal rights.
Chundrigar emphasized that animal rights in Pakistan have always been abysmal, but the crucial shift lies in animals being recognized as a worthy cause worth discussing. The fact that conversations about animal rights are now taking place signifies a significant milestone. Her organization has diligently worked towards this moment over the past decade, striving to make the cause newsworthy.
By shedding light on incidents like Noor Jehan’s case and the escalating reports of dog culling, they have prompted people to take notice and take action. The movement for animal rights is gaining momentum, but it requires a patient and consistent approach, setting an example through actions rather than forceful imposition. This is precisely what they communicate through their social media channels—why animals matter and what it takes to create a compassionate society.
Chundrigar further explained that her approach stems from a psychological perspective. By drawing attention to animals, she believes that more efforts will naturally be made to benefit them. That’s why she focuses on addressing the psychological roots of change, going beyond superficial measures. She firmly believes that true transformation can be achieved not only through laws and policies but also by shaping mindsets.
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