SIREN SONG: WOMEN SINGERS OF PAKISTAN
Directed by Fawzia Afzal-Khan
SIREN SONG: WOMEN SINGERS OF PAKISTAN is an insightful look into the ever-changing musical traditions of Pakistan, highlighting the importance of female singers in the sociopolitical landscape of the country.
Fawzia Afzal-Khan is Professor of English and Director of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Montclair State University. Author of 5 books, she won a development grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to make a short film about Pakistani women singers; she hopes to attract funding to finish it.
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