Murder Tongue

17 min | Pakistan | 2021


It is May of 1992. The state sanctioned “Operation” has put the city of Karachi at constant unrest. Abdul Aziz Ansari wakes up at night and is informed by his daughter in law, Naseema that his son hasn’t returned home. As a knock on their door later at night summons them to the hospital, what they witness along the way is known today as the most brutal chapter of the city’s history, a sentiment of hatred towards their race, deep rooted beneath the system.

Directors: Ali Sohail Jaura

Ali Sohail Jaura is an independent filmmaker from Karachi, Pakistan with a penchant to evolve emotions through my stories. He likes to explore different styles of storytelling in his films. In 2017, he made a travel short film "Arz e Pakistan" (Land of Pakistan) which won many accolades in various international tourism film festivals. His recent short films include "Nanu Aur Main" (Grandpa and I) and Dry Leaves. Both have been officially selected in film festivals like Miami Short Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival and Sedona International Film Festival to name a few.

Writers: Ammar Zafar | Producers: Zafeer Khan | Editing: M. Yusuf Ramzan | DOP: Mo Azmi | Sound: Kashif Ejaz  | Music: Farhan Zameer | Language: Urdu, Sindhi | Subtitles: English, Arabic