Dunkey – Following European Dreams is a documentary film about financially struggling immigrants from Pakistan who illegally cross borders through Iran, Turkey to enter the EU. It’s a reflexive documentary, shot in three countries Pakistan, Serbia, and Italy.
My investigative story exploring why Pakistanis opt to leave Pakistan illegally? The film follows undocumented migrants from Pakistan at Serbia/Hungary border living in jungles and trying their best to enter Hungary Europe.
Dunkey won “THE ARCHANA SOY AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM/DOCUMENTARY” in 2019 at Tasveer Film Festival, Seattle, United States. It has been exhibited at various National and International Film Festivals and Conferences since 2018 including Human Rights through Cinematography by United Nations, Pakistan (2018), Tasveer International Film Festival, United States (2019), Chalta Phirta Film Festival collaborated by Documentary Association and Movie Matters, Pakistan. Media and Migration Workshop – Istanbul Turkey; National Migration Conference – Punjab University, Lahore Pakistan and Mobile Cinema were organized by the International Centre of Migration Policy development.
2020 – Stitching DOCfeed Film Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
2020 – 12th Jaipur International Film Festival – JIFF 2020, Jaipur
2019 – Media and Migration Workshop – International Centre of Migration Policy development, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 – National Migration Conference, Punjab University -International Centre of Migration Policy development, Lahore Pakistan
2019 – Mobile Cinema by International Centre of Migration Policy development, Pakistan
2019 – Chalta Phirta Film Festival – Documentary Association and Movie Matters Pakistan
2019 – Tasvir Film Festival, Seattle, United States of America
2018 – United Nations Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival, Pakistan
2018 – Annual Degree Show – Shakir Ali Auditorium, National College of Arts.