Woman with hands reaching up to her face
Event Information
Flying Hands
Thursday, May 2, 2024 2:00 PM
After giving birth to a deaf daughter, a Pakistani mother questions the custom that would have her hide her child out of family shame, and ends up building a community that uplifts deaf children through education and respect.
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In a remote mountain range in Pakistan, Aniqa Bano gives birth to a deaf girl, Narjis. Suddenly, a world of stigma and prejudice is revealed, in which a raft of social obstacles need to be navigated. Nearly two decades later, Narjis reads her mother’s diaries and narrates a journey through the Baltistan region, where Aniqa has built a school and a home for deaf people. The fight for the rights of her own daughter is coupled with the fight for the rights of everyone in her community. Here, they not only receive education and respect but also discover a world of possibilities and rights to which they can aspire. Delicately explored and deftly crafted, Flying Hands is a story of commitment and how integration and equal opportunities for everyone directly benefit the co-existence of society.

Sales Agent: Limonero Films

Film Info
Country Listing:Spain
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Landing Page:https://hotdocs.ca/whats-on/hot-docs-festival/films/2024/flying-hands
Festival Info
Festival Year:2024
Pakistani Sign Language
American Sign Language
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Made In Spain
Film Subjects:Activism
South Asian Cultures & Issues
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Marta Gómez
Paula Iglesias
Producer(s):Sara Blanco
Paula Iglesias
Marta Gómez
Noelia del Potro
Marta Casquero
Executive Producer(s):Sara Blanco
Paula Iglesias
Marta Gómez
Noelia del Potro
Marta Casquero
Assistant Producer(s):Basharat Ali
Ghulam Abbas
Asif Hussain Ansari
Writer(s):Marta Gómez
Paula Iglesias
Editor(s):Raúl Barreras
Cinematography:Marta Gómez
Paula Iglesias
Sound:Abdul Hameed
Sound Design:Noise Studio
Color Grading:Lara Vilanova
VFX:Tomo Estudio