Faizan Sheikh starrer Dafan is a bone chilling short film on street harassment


The number of cases we hear about harassment of women in recent times is alarming. To fight this menace, we need to reach as many people as we can and create awareness about what harassment is, how it impacts women and why we need to stand up to it. Short films are a great medium that are in vogue these days among young people in our country. Given the high impact of a video on audience, short films on such subjects as harassment are an exceptional way of communication, to reach millions via social media. One such short film tackling street harassment is the recently released Dafan. The 10-mins long short is a hard reality of what women in the country face on the streets, and the pain that you often inflict on others might come back to haunt you by hurting your loved ones. It features Faizan Sheikh in a negative avatar – a morally corrupt rickshaw driver who ends up doing something unforgivable. Apart from Faizan Sheikh, the short film also stars Ifrah Khalid, Daniya Kanwal, Rais ur Rehman in pivotal roles.