Lady of the Emerald Scarf – Eleven minutes of visual treat


Storytelling is a powerful and the most effective communication tool. With time and with the addition of technology there have been many new ways in which stories are told.

Visual formats are more popular and short times are a very expressive medium. Mobeen Ansari, is a renowned Pakistani photographer whose pictorial storytelling needs no introduction. The Lady of the Emerald Scarf, is his short film that tells the story of Aziza without using any dialogues.

Aziza is a resident of the picturesque, Gulmit, a village in Gojal district, Gilgit-Baltistan. Her circumstances have made her responsible for her family’s sustenance. She supports them between working at a carpet centre and shepherding.

However, what may sound like a typical story being given a bad hand, this is a story of resilience and that too portrayed with strength. The camera follows her covering the main events of her day and in-between pans to the shots of the amazing scenery that the place has to offer.

As mentioned earlier, the video doesn’t have any dialogues and you don’t really miss them either, Aziza’s expressions and the landscape communicate all that needs to said. This is eleven minutes of visual treat that is a must watch.

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