It emphasizes the bravery of the social activist who battled for underprivileged areas’ land and water rights.
Perween Rahman, Karachi’s real-life hero who was killed in 2013, has been memorialized in the documentary storyline film Into Dust, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel and available on Amazon Prime. On August 24, the picture was released.
The docudrama focuses on Rahman’s valiant endeavors, as she committed her life to the improvement of poor areas around the nation until being killed in 2013. The Orangi Pilot Project Research and Training Institute was led by the architect-turned-social activist (OPP-RTI).
Into Dust depicts the “amazing true tale of Perween Rahman, a Pakistani community champion who fought hard for Pakistan’s underprivileged,” according to the docudrama’s social media profiles.
The description on Instagram reads, “Perween Rahman was brutally killed in 2013 for exposing water and land theft in Pakistan.”
Rahman (played by Indu Sharma) and her sister Aquila Ismail (played by Sudha Bhuchar) are key characters in the docudrama. It concentrates on Rahman’s battle for the water rights of Karachi’s underprivileged areas.
The video also depicts Ismail’s fight to obtain justice following her sister’s death. For the past eight years, the matter has been in court. Ismail also serves as the drama’s executive director. According to Dawn, Ismail approved all of the story’s creative decisions. “There was nothing that went by without us discussing it,” she explained to Icon.
Ismail had stressed two critical points to the filmmaker at the start of the production in 2018. For starters, there may be “nothing against our nation” in the picture. She’d stressed it since Rahman adored Karachi and Pakistan. Second, while her murder trial was still continuing, Ismail stated that nothing in the video could “jeopardize our case.”
Von Einsiedel previously directed the Academy Award-winning documentary The White Helmets, which follows three ‘Syria Civil Defence’ volunteers as they operate in Aleppo and throughout Syria. On August 24, Into Dust was launched on Amazon Prime and is now accessible for viewing.