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Last Remarks
Directed by
Umar Riaz

Pakistan, USA / 2012 / 17
New York University

In Urdu and English

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Umar Riaz
On the eve of the creation of Pakistan in 1947, the British rulers of the Indian subcontinent prepare to depart the region amidst waves of ethnic violence. Arastu Jan, a troubled and isolated native servant to a British master, takes a dose of poison and finds himself with ten minutes to record the confession of his brief lifetime.
Umar Riaz was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. At a time of stagnation for the arts in Pakistani society, his family immersed him in both Eastern and Western artistic traditions from a young age, leading him to cultivate and practice creative writing, music, photography and Urdu calligraphy as interests. After graduating from NYU's College of Arts and Science in 2009 with a degree in English Literature and Cinema Studies, Umar was allowed an opportunity to focus his diverse creative pursuits into a passion for filmmaking at the Graduate Film Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. During his time at the Graduate Film Program, Umar has written and directed four short films while also composing and performing scores as well as recording sound for numerous short films. In his third year at the program, he was the recipient of the Ang Lee Scholarship for 'exceptionally talented graduate film students.'
Cast/Featuring: Umar Riaz, Burton Crane, Daniel Hicks, CG Reeves
Producer(s): Alexis Gambis, Shruti Ganguly and Heather Jack
Director(s): Umar Riaz
Screenwriter(s): Umar Riaz
Cinematographer(s): Pedro Gomez Millan
Editor(s): Umar Riaz
Production Designer(s): Charles Rogers
Composer(s)/Music: Umar Riaz
Sound Designer(s): Umar Riaz, Hassan Ameen Mohyeddin
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