‘Made in Pakistan’ coming to Augustana College

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The film “Made in Pakistan” will be shown Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the Hanson Hall of Science (726 35th St.) at Augustana. The showing is free and open to the public.

The critically acclaimed documentary follows the lives of four Pakistani working professionals—two women entrepreneurs, a politician and a lawyer. These four individuals represent a multifaceted Pakistan, a country where politics, fashion, religion, debate and tradition intermingle, and one definition of an Islamic State no longer holds true.

Ayesha Khan, the film’s executive producer, will lead a discussion after the screening, as part of the learning community courses offered by Dr. Cyrus Ali Zargar, assistant professor in religion, and Dr. Sarah Skrainka, assistant professor in French. Khan’s visit is funded by Augustana’s Institute of Leadership and Service.

Khan also will talk about the flood rehabilitation in Pakistan and her own involvement with Relief4Pakistan ( Donations will be collected for victims of the floods in Pakistan, which have affected around 20 million people.

“Made in Pakistan” has received rave reviews from leading publications across the country. Khan’s feature film based on Sufism, “Kashf: The Lifting of the Veil” was shown at Augustana last year.

For more information, contact Scott Cason at or (309) 794-7323.