Slamdance Film Review: Without Shepherds

Posted January 25, 2013 in

Without Shepherds

Slamdance Film Festival


Directors: Cary McClelland, Imran Babur


Following the lives of six very different people, Without Shepherds provides a fresh, encouraging view of the occasionally tumultuous country of Pakistan. The film weaves together stories from Imran Khan, a former cricket star and rising politician; Vaneeza Ahmad, a feminist-empowering fashion model; Arieb Azher, an enlightened musician; Mohammed Ibrahim, a student and ex-mujahid; Laiba Yousafzai, a female reporter/journalist; and Abdullah Khan, a truck driver providing for his large family.Without Shepherds was filmed over the course of two years, by Americans and Pakistanis, and is inspiring and harrowing at the same time. Inspiring because of the hope these people bring to those around them, and harrowing because of the very difficult lives they each lead. Directed and produced by Cary McClelland and co-directed by Imran Babur, Without Shepherds is a testiment that, no matter what the differences are between people, things can always be better if they work together.


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Date: 1.20, 5:00 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Gallery Screening Room

Date: 1.23, 2:30 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room