A City Seen/ Section 298

Directed by James Joel Dann & Mahshad Afshar

Section 298, a new short documentary, unveils the realities of life under Pakistan’s deadliest law. Section 298 of the Pakistan Penal code (part of the country’s blasphemy laws) targets Ahmadi Muslims and legalises prosecution and imprisonment for those who identify as Ahmadi Muslims – a religious community that has been internationally acknowledged as the most persecuted community in Pakistan.

Persecuted from birth, Ahmadi Muslims are targeted at home, in schools and colleges, at work, in their mosques and even their graves are not spared. They are also denied the right to vote.

Section 298 takes us into the heart of the Pakistani Ahmadiyya Muslim Community as they struggle to keep their families, community and traditions alive.

Languages:
Arabic and English

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
19 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

Year of production:
2022

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time