Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"


A Walnut Tree

Directed by Ammar Aziz | 81' | Pakistan



An old man reminisces about a distant homeland. He wants to return. Internally displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict between the Pakistan army and the Taliban and forced to live in a camp, the family is caught between memories of what life was, an insecure present and a bleak future.


Ammar Aziz is an independent documentary filmmaker and left-wing activist, based in Lahore, Pakistan. Featured in the Christian Science Monitor’s ’30 under 30′ people from all over the world for his art and activism, he was the only Pakistani filmmaker to be selected for the Talent Campus of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. He has worked widely on labour-issues and his films have been shown at various international film and human-rights events including the Solidar Silver Rose Award in Brussels and ABF’s 100 years Jubilee in Stockholm along with several labour festivals.

FSA Year :   2015
Runtime :  81'
Language :   Pashto,
Country :   Pakistan,
Director :   Ammar Aziz
Producer :  Rahul Roy
Release Year :   2015


Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2015
Award: Ram Bahadur Trophy For Best Film