Scene from the film Indus Blues
Scene from the film Indus Blues

Indus Blues

  • Pakistan
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Pakistani folk artists talk about their struggle to keep a fading art form a live while reminding the world what they are about to lose.

Shot in over 15 locations across Pakistan, a musical feature documentary highlighting the plight of the folk musicians and craftsmen of Pakistan and the state of their dying art.


  • Original title
    Indus Blues
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Haroon Riaz
  • DOP
    Asmat Bashir
  • Editing
    Jawad Sharif, Asmat Bashir
  • Duration
    76 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Pakistan
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • CPH:DOX Film Festival 2019
    • DOCFEED 2019
    • Regina International Film Festival 2018
    • Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes 2019
  • Awards
    • Winner Grand Jury Prize for Crystal Award 2018 for Best Documentary Feature - Guam International Film Festival 2018
    • Winner Best Documentary Feature Award and Best Cinematography Award - Jaipur International Film Festival 2019
    • Winner Gold Award - Spotlight Doc Awards 2018
    • Winner Best Documentary Feature - South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2018
    • Best Documentary Feature - TOP INDIE AWARDS 2018 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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