World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Moor
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents the Texas premiere of Moor, created and directed by Pakistani filmmaker Jami. The film – which is among the movies from 81 nations in consideration for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards – is a story about the power of women in the Pakistani culture.
Moor, which is the Pashto word meaning “Mother,” focuses on an attempt by a poor train stationmaster of a small, remote town to cope with life after the unexpected death of his wife. The film plays out as sinister forces threaten to destroy the railway system in Pakistan.
Following the screening, the filmmaker will be joined by Cynthia Salzman Mondel, founding member of Women in Films – Dallas and co-founder of Media Projects, Inc. for a conversation moderated by World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth President and CEO James N. Falk.