Award-winning filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who has tackled several controversial subjects including honour killing has now presented to us her latest project: an animated series of Pakistani real-life heroes.
The YouTube series titled Stories for our Children depicts the lives of real heroes and has debuted with the story of Edhi. The first of the four-part series narrates the life and altruistic chronicles of renowned humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi.
The episode takes viewers back to 1950s when Edhi opened a free medical dispensary and an ambulance service and the challenges he faced.
Released during Ramazan, the episode aims at promoting heroes “who stood up for diversity and inclusion” and showing to the future generations that “change begins with a celebration of love and tolerance.”
The series comprises of three more episodes that will include the story of Aitzaz Hasan, the 15-year-old who sacrificed his life to prevent a suicide attack on his school in Hangu, KP and that of Kulsum, a young Hazara girl in the village of Khalsabad, Punjab.