We crossed the hub river on our seventy five odd km drive to Vinder from Karachi. The skies were clear. A pleasant day after the scorching week. I looked down at people splashing water on each other in the viver .It didn’t discriminate, it catered to everyone. Those who were washing up, and those who were just here for a dip. My host and guide Amir Baloch kept pointing out important buildings, landmarks and locations.
I came across a photograph on my Facebook news feed a few months ago that depicted a mural in Rome scribed with the quote, “The role of the artist is to make revolution irresistible.”
As a documentary filmmaker and social activist, my first reaction was to share it amongst my more so-called “radical” artist colleagues who are participating in revolutionary movements, such as those in the Middle East, or protesting police brutality in New York City, or engaging in some other form of political protest. However, I realized I should have forwarded it to my maternal health colleagues as well.