Karachi, September 20: Persistent hardwork of ten months, by a group of self motivated youngsters from Gojal valley, bears fruit as the first ever Wakhi dubbed animation movie, BABIRZUNG, is presented to the viewers, for pure family entertainment.
BABIRZUNG is being released on the day of Eid – ul – Fitr, in Islamabad. It has been termed as a wonderful Eidie for the Wakhi speaking community of Central and South Asia. While at one hand it manifests the digital boldness and creativity of the youth, on the other hand it heralds a new era of innovation, experimentation and progress for Wakhi language, art and literature.
The characters having prominent roles in the movie inlcude Muhammad Zia, Sher Khan, Sultan Uddin,Shahid Ullah Baig,Aman Karim, Piyar Karim and Tahir Zaman, among several others.
It is pertinent to note here that the same movie has earlier been dubbed in Burushaski language also. While terming the dubbing a giant first step, it is also important to understand that in the future there are ample opportunities for inexpensive, yet complete, innovation on these lines.
The movie shall be a wake up call for leaders of organizations that cliam to be working for progress of our language and art, while wasting millions in temporary pomps and shows. It is a sad state of affairs that while the young people are selflessly working on concrete grounds, in revolutionary directions, the figure head elders are not ready to give up their hegemonic control over the relevant organizations.
If these young people can attain so much on their own, with proper support mechanisms they will revolutionize the idea of indigenous digital cultural production in the times to come.
The movie can be obtained in Rawalpindi/Islamabad by calling Muhammad Zia (0331-5563721/0344-5053818). It is also available at Hud Hud Stationers, Ghulkin – Gojal (0344-5242292/03445377205).