Imagine if a rickshaw pulled up into your neighbourhood and started projecting videos on a boundary wall.
What would happen?
Would the impromptu projections create impromptu gatherings of people?
Would families bring picnics over?
Would impenetrable boundary walls dissolve into ephemeral cinema screens?
This film documents some of these impromptu screenings in Karach,i coordinated by the Tentative Collective Tea – a nomadic collective of people who share resources, across disciplines, to create art in public places.
The project – called Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema - hosts live screenings of mobile phone videos made by the residents of marginalized and migrant communities in their own neighborhoods across Karachi. Produced in response to the prompt, “Home: What did you do last Sunday?” these videos provide snapshots into life in Pakistan’s largest city. Mera Karachi host screenings using a media rickshaw in isolated neighbourhoods of Karachi in an attempt to transform public spaces-walls, buildings and streets for peaceful gatherings that promote inclusivity, connection, and intra ethnic dialogue.

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Pakistan Calling is a platform for films showing links between civil and cultural organisations and communities in Pakistan and the UK. These films explore some of the many pressing social problems faced by Pakistan and shine a light on, and support,…


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Pakistan Calling is a platform for films showing links between civil and cultural organisations and communities in Pakistan and the UK. These films explore some of the many pressing social problems faced by Pakistan and shine a light on, and support, some of the inspiring stories of people and organisations tackling these issues. Pakistan Calling aims to build community trust in UK, and to support the creativity and energy of the British Pakistani diaspora and others working between Britain and Pakistan.

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