“The film’s story essentially was inspired by Parveen Saeed, who runs Khana Ghar (a soup kitchen program that offers meals at subsidized rates for Karachi’s poor).” “Parveen was a character in a documentary on Benazir Bhutto I’d worked on and I remember getting inspired to do a bigger film, one that focused on her and the program even as it talks about issues like class separation, feudalism, et al.”
Our film has single handedly helped the Food Kitchen it is inspired by in Pakistan feed more than 500 families this past year.
“Once you can put a human face to Pakistan, you can start more humanistic approach and foreign policy. I hope.”
-Iram Parveen Bilal