Faiz International Festival begins tomorrow


LAHORE: The first four day Faiz International Festival organised by the Faiz Foundation Trust in collaboration with Lahore Arts Council kicks off tomorrow (19 November) in remembrance and to honour the great revolutionary poet of the Pakistan.

According to the organisers the festival will begin with Rozane Zindan Se, a performance by Ajoka, based on the letters written by Faiz and Alys during his imprisonment.

Around 30 sessions on politics and literature, involving literary figures from Pakistan and India, will take part at Alhamra on The Mall Road. The events include various political and literary sessions, the launch of books, mushaira, theatre performances, dance performances, puppetry workshops and many other activities. Uncle Sargam will also take part in this festival to entertain the children and youth. The Indian delegation includes filmmaker and poet Muzaffar Ali, film writer and actor Atul Tiwari and TV anchor Vinod Kumar Dua. Several writers from across the border will also attend the festival, including Annie Zaidi, Dr Rakhsanda Jalil and Dipa Singh Bagai.

Writers Intezar Hussain and Mohsin Hamid and actors Zia Mohyeddin and Sarmad Khoosat will participate in a panel discussion. Most of the performances will be open to public. These include Chog Kusumba, a play directed by Huma Safdar, and a dance performance by Lahore Grammar School students, choreographed by Adnan Jehangir.

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