Pakistan won big last night when it brought home an Emmy for a documentary film profiling the lives of members of a bomb disposal unit in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Co-directors and cinematographers, Asaf Faruqi and Geeta Gandbhir were on hand to accept the award for “Armed with Faith,” alongside other members of their team.
The documentary follows the stories of men in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bomb Disposal Unit as they brave the frontlines in their war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban on Pakistani soil, showing the lives of three members of the squad and the risks they put themselves in to save the day with little to no specialised equipment.
In his acceptance speech, Faruqi talked about his experiences in watching films about the war in Afghanistan, but rarely from a Pakistani perspective.
This is Faruqi’s first Emmy win.
Co-producer Sharmeen Obaid also shared the happy news, congratulating Faruqi on his achievement.