‘Sitara’ becomes first ever Netflix original from Pakistan
LAHORE: Written and directed by the two-time Academy Award winning director, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, SITARA: LET GIRLS DREAM is a silent short animated film that has been released for Netflix, said a press release.
The film follows the story of a fourteen-year-old girl named Pari who lives in the old city of Lahore, and dreams of becoming of a pilot. Her story is narrated from her younger sister Mehr’s point-of-view and shows the effect of a culture and the pressures of a family on a girl who struggles to realize her dreams.
Sitara has previously won three awards at the Los Angeles Animation Festival 2019 in North Hollywood in December 2019 for Best Produced Screenplay, Best Music Score and also the Huminatarian Award.
The music for the film has been composed by Grammy and Emmy Award-Winning composer Laura Karpman.
It is produced by VICE Studios, while the film’s executive producers include Gloria Steinem, Darla Anderson, producer of Coco and Toy Story 3, VICE Media Group’s CEO Nancy Dubuc, and Emmy-nominated Ariel Wengroff along with Chinoy’s own animation production studio, Waadi Animations with Imke Fehrmann as the producer of SITARA.