According to Brandsynario, Pakistani documentary, Flight of the Falcons has been shortlisted among the top 10 documentaries for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television. The 45-minute-long documentary focuses on the educational struggle faced by girls in Pakistan.
It follows the journey of Sister Zeph, a Pakistani schoolteacher and her three students – 14-year-old Saira, 15-year-old Ayesha and 19-year-old Reena – as they tackle issues of grave concern such as child marriage, physical punishment and societal pressures to help women acquire education and eradicate illiteracy.
Conceived and directed by Shehzad Hameed, the documentary is produced by Infocus Asia and broadcasted by Channel News Asia.
The documentary won a gold medal at the New York Festivals in the category of ‘community portraits’. More power to them!