A group of socially-conscious documentary makers has documented the life, social setting, culture and collective struggle of a community in Punjab’s Chiniot District and how they are leading a happy life, making collective efforts to address social and climate change issues through music, art, and sports.
Laila and Zarrak are filmmakers and social activists. They are making documentaries and films showcasing real stories, cultural diversity, social and political issues and resiliences of working-class and humanity.
“Karam Shah is the story of a dream unfolding,” says Zarrak.
Karam Shah is a small village situated in Chiniot, about 200km from Islamabad on Motorway.
Inhabited by 500 people, the place has a unique vibe to it. The people are very simple, curious, and hospitable.
Led by Abrar Nekokara, a young police officer and environmentalist, Altaf Hussain, an elder of the village, the people of Karam Shah are trying to build a commune based on collectivism, happiness, and driven by art, music, sports, education, and festivities.
The idea is to integrate regenerative culture in the community, says Nekokara.
The people are striving to fight the biggest challenge to humanity – climate change caused by global warming and corporate grid — their own humble way.
Their efforts need to be highlighted. More villages should emulate the success story of Karam Shah community and see how they could change their own communities.
We can’t leave behind 3.4 billion global rural population. This is a fight of all. And Karam Shah is doing its part.
Let’s find out how the people of Karam Shah implementing global ideas locally. If you want to be part of designing regenerative culture, you want to play music, paint murals, or just meet the people or want to assist in developing the next page of Karam Shah, you are welcome.
Let’s celebrate the diversity of ideas and dreams.