KARACHI: Professor Jamil Dehlavi’s short film “Blood Money” has been selected for screening by the Short Film Corner at the 69 th Cannes Film Festival to be held from May 11 to 22.
Jamil Dehlavi studied film at Columbia University in New York and went on to produce and direct many international award-winning feature films and documentaries. He is currently an associate professor at Habib University’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Being one of the world’s most prestigious Festivals where films from all over the world are premiered, the Cannes Film Festival is a globally celebrated event where his film will be exhibited. “Blood Money” was made with the state of the art facilities at Habib University’s Nariman Kaikhushroo Irani Film Studio which Professor Dehlavi created.
This short film is a thriller in which an American CIA agent is arrested in Karachi after shooting a young Pakistani mugger in the street and the US government is obliged to pay the deceased’s family two million dollars of blood money to obtain his release. The story is based on a real life incident which occurred in Lahore and involved the CIA agent Raymond Davis.
Courtesy : TheNews