While meeting Nazeen Baloch, this quote of Vince Lombardi was popping up everywhere in front of me, “We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”
In her early 20s, Nazeen Baloch directed her first film “Lyari a Prison Without Wall’ and accomplished the title of being the first Baloch female film director despite the hurdles and complications.
Nazeen was born and brought up in Lyari. She is graduated in Film and TV from Iqra University. Last year, she brilliantly directed her first film, Lyari a Prison Without Wall, where she effectively tells the story of a family torn apart by a disenchanted father and his football-obsessed son. A story which many of Lyariites relate to, as pursuing their dreams to become footballer, most of them end up having nothing. There are many reasons of which one is the lack of resources and proper guidance.
Being Baloch and making it in a male-dominated industry was a tough decision to make but she stood fast to make it happen even after two years gap in her graduation. She explains, “I completed my bachelor’s degree in 6 years, whereas it was a 4 years program. In between my studies, I took a gap because that time really put me down as I kept thinking that I will never reach my goals. Just because of being a girl and living in a society where people talk a lot about girls. Where people are so biased. I went through hard times. I had a feeling that I’m creating trouble for my family. But thanks to God for blessing me with such a supportive family who always encouraged me to do whatever I thought was good for me. Alhamdulillah, I’m here. completed my studies and being recognized as the first Baloch girl Filmmaker.”
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