Hira Nabi

Hira Nabi works with images and text to tell stories of the everyday. Her practice is concerned with the environment, the often unseen, and a slow process of re-earthing: by which she intends to shift focus away from anthropocentric stories into a more interconnected and larger witnessing of the times we live in. She earned a BA in film and postcolonial studies from Hampshire College, and an MA in cinema and media studies from The New School. She lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan, where she is teaching at the Beaconhouse National University, and researching cinematic cultures, and botanical movements and plant migrations in South Asia.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2020


El Retorno, Hira Nabi, 2016
A taxi driver agrees to drive a stranger around a town the man has never visited. Their short journey gives the man a new destination.
All That Perishes At The Edge Of Land, Hira Nabi, 2019
A decommissioned vessel berthed at Gadani and the shipbreakers coming from all over Pakistan to break it discover that they might have more in common than otherwise imagined, when they enter into a conversation.
all that perishes