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This Stained Dawn

Documentary 1h 29m 2021

Karachi’s feminists organise a woman’s march, coming up against Pakistan’s state, media and radical religious right. Filmmaker Anam Abbas follows the march’s organizers as they negotiate a deeply surveilled, paranoia-inducing, and often physically violent space in the hopes of spurring a revolution for women’s rights. A philosophical work, This Stained Dawn is not just about the “Aurat March”, but about the act of political organizing itself.

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Anam Abbas