South Asian films are set to screen in Turkey’s capital Ankara as part of the SAARC film festival, organizers said in a statement on Tuesday.

The event is organized by the Embassies of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Ankara, in collaboration with the Cinema Directorate of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

No less than 13 award-winning short and feature films from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be screened Thursday and Friday at Cer Modern Art Gallery in Sihhiye, Ankara.

This is the “first” collective initiative of the SAARC countries in Ankara to promote the film industry, as well as the culture of the respective countries.

The films to be screened are Ghazal, Qamar and Buzkashi Boys from Afghanistan; Miss Shiuli, Life in Other Words and Doob (No Bed of Roses) from Bangladesh; This is our home This is Pakistan, Aik Hai Nigar and Magic Hands from Pakistan; and Mutton, Lethal Bite, Gini and Pottu from Sri Lanka.

SAARC is a regional intergovernmental organization and its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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