The River's Daughter
Rehearsed reading of ‘The River's Daughter’ which is an original theatre play based loosely round the character of Umar & Marui from Shah Lateef’s 18th century classic, that depicts a modern-day story about an indigenous community’s heroic struggle for survival in the face of climate change and forced urbanization.
The story of the play revolves round the struggle of a charismatic young fisherwomen, Marui, trying to protect her village from the designs of a real-estate development project, while encouraging her people to adopt traditional methods of permaculture; and the dilemma of powerful industrialist ‘Umar’, who is unable to put a stop to his plans even while realizing that it is detrimental to the riparian ecosystem.
A project supported by the British Council under the “Gender Ecologies Grant 2022-2023”, won by Arieb Azhar & ALL4ONE Communications (Private) Limited Pakistan & Insaan Culture Club UK.
Running time: 90 minutes plus 20 minutes Q&A and wrap party