Anam Abbas

Anam Abbas grew up in Pakistan and studied Cinema at the University of Toronto and Documentary Production at Sheridan College, Canada. She is deeply interested in creating platforms for women's voices and exploring life at the peripheries in Pakistan.
Her Documentary short "Lucky Irani Circus" about the children who work in Pakistan's longest running circus group premiered in Islamabad this April, and will be screening at festivals in Delhi, Toronto and Seattle this fall/winter.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2020

Lucky Irani Circus, Anam Abbas, 2015
This film is an ode to the Lucky Irani Circus, Pakistan's hardest working circus troupe. Whimsical vignettes of the off stage lives of its child stars and tight knit families explore the heartaches and joys of circus life.