Sabiha Sumar was born in Karachi in 1961. She studied filmmaking and political science at the Sarah Lawrence College, New York, and international relations at the University of Cambridge. In 1992, she founded Vidhi Films. Sumar has always conceived her work as a means of social criticism, particularly to make audiences aware about the issues of women. In this respect, we mention Who Will Cast the First Stone (1988), focusing on the working class women’s protest against Islamic laws introduced in Pakistan in 1979, and Suicide Warriors (1996), a documentary about guerrilla-fighting women in their struggle for a separate homeland for the Tamil people of Sri Lanka. Silent Waters (2003), her first feature movie, was presented and awarded at numerous film festivals around the world.
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