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This Shaking Keeps Me Steady

Unrated

London Indian Film Festival Release Date

Monday 24th June 2019
This Shaking Keeps Me Steady poster
Age rating / classification to be confirmed.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown at London Indian Film Festival on 24th June 2019.
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Genre:

Documentary

Language:

Urdu

Runtime:

1 hour 1 minute (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

In Karachi, ambulance drivers nap while waiting for calls to come in. This calm moment contrasts with the brutality of their interventions on sites of accidents, drownings or murders, which we will never see - in any case, not for real. As here, the spectacle of violence and misfortune exists only through words, in dreams, or reconstructed for a TV show. Fake blood, but real suffering. That of the ambulance drivers confronted with death every day, that of the victims whose setbacks are mercilessly replayed for the entertainment of all, finally that of a society that drives its members to throw themselves off a bridge or poison their family. This off-screen irrigates the powerful reflection implemented by Shehrezad Maher who, over these sequences, constructs a dialectic that opposes memory and fiction, traumatism and fascination, whose permeable frontiers we permanently cross. The attention to the rituals, whether it's repainting an ambulance or rehearsing a scene inspired by a news item, then takes on full meaning, that of an internalised violence whose roots can be revealed by film alone.

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Last update was at 06:49 23rd October 2019