This Shaking Keeps Me Steady


Synopsis: Originating from a prompt to two ambulance drivers in Karachi to retell recurring dreams that occur in their sleep, ‘This Shaking Keeps Me Steady’ explores the permeable boundaries between memory and fiction, and between lived trauma, its recollection, and its re-enactment. First responders reflect on the aftermath of violent events, while television re-enactment actors audition for, and perform the gendered roles of victim, perpetrator, and witness in scenarios ranging from the banal to tragic. Unfolding through rituals, preparations, dreams, and performance, we never see the tragic events themselves, but catch traces of the extent to which they have been internalized by a society.

Rating:  TBA
Screening Date: 31-Aug-19

Screening Time:  11.30am

Venue: Golden Village (Suntec) 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall (East Wing, 038983)

Screen: 4

Language: Urdu

Runtime: 60mins

Subtitle:  English

Movie Type: Documentary


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Shehrezad Maher

About Director

Shehrezad Maher is an interdisciplinary artist who was born and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan (1988). Her work has screened at institutions and festivals such as Visions du Réel, RIDM, the LA Film Forum, Anthology Film Archives, UnionDocs and Experiments in Cinema.

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