Nominated at Environment Film Festival, India, December 2011

The documentary "When the Rains Came" (2011) directed by Nameera and produced by Newsline Films for PANOS South Asia, has been nominated for competition in the 6th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival, New Delhi, India, to take place from December 6-10, 2011.

"With more than 300 films from 27 countries and 21 Indian states competing to find a place, it was quite a daunting task for the jury to nominate the best films in each category. The jury has finally nominated 68 films for the 2011 festival. This includes 51 Indian films and 17 International films." 

My second documentary work on the floods, "When the Rains Came" (2011) explores the man-made aspects of the flood disaster of 2010 in Pakistan. As the the monsoon season of 2010 wreaked unprecedented havoc across Pakistan, a country besieged by multiple crises began to grapple with this unexpected crisis of epic proportions, and questions began to surface at many levels. This film explores how much of the damage was natural and how much of it was man-made.

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