About the film
Karachi, Pakistan. 24 April 2015. A car stops at a red-light.
Inside are two women: Sabeen and her mother Mahenaz. Two men on a motorcycle stop and
open fire. Sabeen dies on the spot; her mother gets wounded but survives. The evening that
she was killed, Sabeen Mahmud, founder, and director of the well known Karachi institution
T2F, had hosted a discussion on the unexplained and ongoing disappearances of more than
20,000 activists and civilians in the country. Sabeen had been given ominous warnings by
unknown visitors and advice by concerned friends, to cancel this event, which others had
refused to host. But Sabeen had gone ahead undaunted.
In the wake of the killing, the director follows
Sabeen’s mother and friends to record not only their accounts and memories of her but
attempts to create a portrait of a woman she did not know.
Schokofeh Kamiz is a freelance filmmaker and video
journalist, has been working professionally since 2004, her reports reach from Berlin’s cultural
scene up to Libyan civil war in 2011, which was her last work as Video journalist. In same year
she started to produce her own shorts. She also collaborate with theatre director Dirk Cislak
and was part of several performances with her own shorts and video installations, such as
“Harlan’s Kinder”, “We do it – not because we agree with it" and "The Block - Living in
concrete“. After Sabeen is her self-produce debut Film.