Mo Naqvi's documentary Insha'Allah Democracy has just been nominated for a One World Media award.
The documentary, which heavily features former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, takes the viewer on the director Mohammed Ali Naqvi's personal journey of voting in the past Pakistani election as he discovers if "democracy is achievable in a country undergoing political and religious upheaval." The film, which took five years to make, also looks at Karachi’s evolution from the 1990s.
The filmmaker shared the news on his Facebook page:
Insha'Allah Democracy has been nominated for the Feature Documentary Award. Other nominees in the category include include:
Freedom Fields – Huna Productions
Hebron: A Weapon of Life – BBC Arabic
In The Name Of Your Daughter – Defying Destiny Films
The Judge – Idle Wild Films, Inc.
Our Man in Tehran – PBS FRONTLINE
Soyalism – Elliot Films
A Thousand Girls Like Me – Afghanistan DocHouse
Under the Wire – Arrow Media
Unsettling – Iris Zaki
Established in 1988, the One World Media Awards recognise the best media coverage of the developing world, reflecting the social, political and cultural life of people around the globe. The Awards highlight the unique role of journalists and filmmakers in bridging the divide between cultures worldwide and raising awareness of underreported issues and stories.