Malala turns executive producer for Pakistan’s Oscar submission Joyland

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Published: 03:16 PM, 6 Oct, 2022
Malala turns executive producer for Pakistan’s Oscar submission Joyland
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Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has time and again pushed boundaries and become a role model for not just women but the whole of Pakistan.

Expanding her horizons yet again, the young leader recently announced her own production company, Extracurricular. And of course, the first project that Malala Yousafzai has taken up as producer is none other than Pakistan’s current favourite, Joyland!

Only a couple of days ago, Joyland was announced as Pakistan’s official submission for the Oscars 2023. Now, Yousafzai is ready to board the plan as Executive Producer. “I am incredibly proud to support a film that proves Pakistani

artists are among the best in global cinema.

‘Joyland’ invites us to open our eyes to the people closest to us — to see our family members and friends as they are, not colored by our own expectations or societal bias,” Yousafzai told Variety.

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The film had its world premiere at Cannes earlier this year, where it won Queer Palm and the jury prize at the festival’s Un Certain Regard Strand.

The film is currently playing at both the BFI London Film Festival, where it is competing for the Sutherland Award, which recognizes the most original and imaginative direction, and the Busan International Film Festival, where it is A Window on Asians. Cinema Strand. The tale of sexual rebellion sees a patriarchal family yearning for the birth of a child to continue the family line, while their youngest son secretly becomes involved in an erotic dance theatre and becomes an aspiring transsexual Falls for the starlet.

In 2021, Yousafzai signed a multi-year programming deal with Apple TV+. Written and directed by Saim Sadiq and produced by Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khusat and Lauren Mann, ‘Joyland’ stars Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Sohail Sameer, Salman Pirzada and Sania Saeed.

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