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This Shaking Keeps Me Steady Shehrezad Maher

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In Karachi, three paramedics talk about their recurring nightmares, sparked by their experiences at work: disturbing, brutal stories that haunt the first responders responsible for tending to the wounded and dead. As well as their recollections, we see televised re-enactments in which actors play victims, criminals and medical personnel in scenarios ranging from the banal to the horrifying. Alternating between reminiscence and fiction, reality and imagination – the real events are never shown on-screen – Shehrezad Maher creates a powerful reflection on trauma and the spectacle of violence in Pakistani society: internalized violence, both exorcised and staged in a set of precise rituals. (CS)

This Shaking Keeps Me Steady

  • Country : Pakistan, United States
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : Urdu
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 60 MIN
  • Cinematography : Shehrezad Maher
  • Editing : Shehrezad Maher
  • Production : Shehrezad Maher
  • Sound Design : Shehrezad Maher, Andor Sperling
Filmography of Shehrezad Maher :

Dimensions of a Fish (2013)
Dog Island (2014)

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