A few weeks ago I accidentally stumbled onto an Instagram account and I have not been able to stop thinking about it. Every busy street I walk on, every dhabba I pass by, every crumbling building are now big, bold and breathtaking settings for a future unlike the one I could’ve ever imagined.
Sci-Fi has always been the genre with the most stunning visual effects. A genre of societies to come, shiny gadgets and alien invasions, it showed us a future completely unlike our present but movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Men in Black made it feel like a possibility because they featured scenes shot in places bursting with life even today.
I was never much into ski-fi. Maybe because my imagination never let me go broad enough into a world of battleships and light-sabers. Maybe I just couldn’t see a future like that, it all felt too distant and too foreign. But Omar Gillani, an artist from Peshawar, managed to turn our very own home country into the extraordinary future we could see ourselves in and has proved that we need a sci-fi movie set in Pakistan. Take a look for yourself!
took a break from futury sci-fi things, and this is the result