Pakistan nominates first film for Oscar
ISLAMABAD - Agence France-Presse
The film ‘Zinda Bhaag’ will be submitted for Oscar consideration.Pakistan has put forward a film for the Oscars for the first time in nearly 50 years as its struggling film industry shows signs of revival, officials said Sept. 16
“The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected “Zinda Bhaag”as the first Pakistani film in over fifty years to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 86th Academy Awards,” a statement issued by the selectors said.
In addition to Zinda Bhaag (Flee Alive), a further three films were submitted to the committee for consideration: Chambeli, Josh and Lamha. The selection was made last week through secret ballot and Zinda Bhaag was the “overwhelming film of choice of the Committee members.”