Short film Passoon wins at Girls Impact the World Film Festival

Sarah’s film Passoon is a short film based on a young climate activist in Dir, Pakistan named Manal Shad, and it has won the first prize at Girls Impact the World Film Festival. In an interview, Sarah talks about how she discovered Manal through a video and how she instantly knew she wanted to make a film on her. “I immediately knew I wanted to get in touch with her, and once I managed to find her in Dir, I spent some days at her home and visited her school where I filmed Passoon. Seeing the impact individuals such as Greta Thunberg have had, I felt it was equally important to amplify the voices of young climate activists from developing countries such as Pakistan.” Passoon means to rise for a cause. The short film documents indigenous and innovative sustainability methods from Pakistan and celebrates the leadership of young, Pakistani women.