Check out media coverage of documentaries produced by Neelum Films below.


List of Alternative Media

Posted by mara on November 24, 2018  /   No Comments

The concentration of corporate media ownership in the US, has made it more important than ever to consult alternative, non-mainstream media in order to be well-informed about what’s going on in America and the world. …


Mara Ahmed’s Unwavering Lens by E. C. Salibian

Posted by mara on October 18, 2018  /   No Comments

Ahmed today is making a new documentary with the working title “The Injured Body.” The film was inspired by the book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by the poet Claudia Rankine. In a slim volume that …


Reilly Hirst on A Thin Wall

Posted by mara on October 7, 2018  /   No Comments

Poet, philosopher and Rochester-based activist Reilly Hirst pens a review of A Thin Wall: A Thin Wall is a lush and important documentary. Deftly and tenderly handled, it is a compelling, beautiful, textured exploration of …


Indian, Pakistani: Why Two Women Felt Compelled To Make This Partition Documentary

Posted by mara on March 13, 2018  /   No Comments

Many people have asked me over the years how Surbhi Dewan and I came together to make A Thin Wall, an intensely personal film about the partition of India. Here is our story, recounted beautifully …


Connections with Evan Dawson: Filmmaker Mara Ahmed on Borders and Nationalism

Posted by mara on February 13, 2018  /   No Comments

A poll conducted in the aftermath of the Charlottesville rallies found that while few Americans will outwardly express support for white nationalism or racially-charged ideas, more than 30 percent say they think the country needs …


Rashna Batliwala Singh on A Thin Wall

Posted by mara on February 2, 2018  /   No Comments

Beautiful commentary and analysis by Rashna Batliwala Singh, Visiting Professor, Department of English, who saw A Thin Wall at Colorado College on Jan 30, 2018: Most films about the partitioning of the Indian subcontinent are …


Kathryn Myers on A Thin Wall

Posted by mara on January 3, 2018  /   No Comments

On Nov 8, 2017 A Thin Wall was screened at the Human Rights Film Festival at UConn. The post-screening Q&A with director Mara Ahmed was conducted by Professor Kathryn Myers, from UConn’s Art and Art …


Uzma Aslam Khan on A Thin Wall

Posted by mara on April 6, 2017  /   No Comments

Pakistani novelist Uzma Aslam Khan, whose work is included in A Thin Wall, introduced the film in these words at the screening at Hampshire College in April 2017: I’m thrilled to welcome you this evening, …


A Thin Wall: Nationalism and the Partition of India

Posted by mara on March 29, 2017  /   No Comments

Mara Ahmed: The documentary film “A Thin Wall,” a personal take on the partition of India shot on both sides of the Pakistan-India border, took me 7 years to complete. I directed and produced another …


VIDEO: The Edges that Blur by Mara Ahmed for TEDxRochester

Posted by mara on March 3, 2017  /   No Comments

Born in Pakistan, raised in Belguim, and now living in New York has provided Mara Ahmed with a unique worldview. As a desendent of those impacted by the creation of the partition between Pakistan and …