- A special screening of the documentary film ‘Threads of Friendship: A Chinese Girl’s Adventure in Pakistan’ showcases Pakistan’s diverse culture through the lens of a Chinese filmmaker.
- The documentary, a collaboration between the China Media Group and 101 Friends of China, received praise for its portrayal of Pakistan’s rich heritage and the enduring friendship between China and Pakistan.
- Director Noreen (Nao Ling), along with the support of co-producer Fahd Gauhar Malik, captured the essence of Pakistan’s culture by visiting significant landmarks and highlighting the country’s tourism potential. The documentary aims to attract both local and foreign tourists to experience the beauty and diversity of Pakistan.
A special screening of the documentary film ‘Threads of Friendship: A Chinese Girl’s Adventure in Pakistan’ took place at the Aiwan-e-Quaid auditorium on Tuesday. The captivating film, presented entirely in Urdu by a Chinese filmmaker, showcased the rich and multifaceted culture of Pakistan.
During the screening, speakers at the event emphasised the deep-rooted friendship between China and Pakistan, describing it as a strong ‘iron’ bond that has stood the test of time.
A Chinese Girl’s Adventure in Pakistan Captures the Essence of Pakistan
The documentary is a collaboration between the China Media Group (CMG) and 101 Friends of China, a prominent think-tank based in Islamabad, was lauded for its portrayal of Pakistan’s rich heritage. Spanning 22 minutes, the film delved into various aspects of the country’s ancient, diverse, and distinctive culture.
Director Noreen, also known as Nao Ling, from the China Media Group (CMG) Urdu Service, skillfully captured the essence of Pakistan’s culture. Her journey of exploring Pakistan for the film began with a visit to the iconic Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, she provided insightful details about its architectural significance and historical context.
Nao Ling also visited and covered pivotal tourist spots including the Pakistan Monument, Saidpur Village, Rawal Lake and the National Incubation Centre. She believes Pakistan is a country full of wonders and mentioned,
“My journey has just started and soon I shall be back with more of such captivating sights.”
Special Assistant to Prime Minister (Minister of State) on Interior Affairs, Jawad Sohrab Malik was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Among the distinguished attendees was Liu Chang, the Press Attache of the Chinese Embassy, who graced the event with their presence.
Speaking at the screening, SAPM Jawad Sohrab Malik emphasized the significance of the enduring friendship between Pakistan and China. He highlighted the immense potential of Pakistan’s tourism sector, which the documentary by Noreen and Fahd Gauhar Malik (Moderator and Co-producer) aimed to showcase.
Honoured & privileged to be here as the chief guest at the screening of a short film documentary, “Chinese Girl’s Adventures In Pakistan”. Huge credit to Noreen from China Media Group for her stellar work. Despite several existing state level engagements & projects between… pic.twitter.com/NA6sC4Tayd
— Jawad Sohrab (@JawadSohrab) July 11, 2023
Fahad Malik, the co-producer added that the documentary was a great way to witness Pakistani culture, customs and traditions through the eyes of the Chinese. He also spoke highly of Noreen and shared his working experience with her,
“During the four weeks of recording and while working with Noreen we always found her full of energy and passion to film the ‘real potential’ of Pakistan’s tourism sector and to attract the local as well as foreign tourists to this land of peace, harmony and diversity,”
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