Is there anything Malala Yousafzai can’t do? Nobel Peace Prize winners are always in the spotlight for her outstanding work and achievements. This time, Malala is trying to make a film. She believes the movement should go beyond NGOs. According to reports, an education activist is planning to bring human rights into the world of cinema with her transgender-themed film “Joyland.” She believes that the theme of the film will resonate with people all over the world.
Joyland: What is it about?
Located in Lahore Pakistan The plot of the story about Haider who is the youngest son of a middle-class Rana family as the movie progresses Hyder secretly joins a dance group and falls in love with an ambitious transgender actress. Their love story reveals the secrets of the Rana family.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai joins the film as producer. “Joyland” is a company project. Directed by Yousafzai, a film and television production company, Extracurricular Production, directed by Saim Sadiq, this Oscar-nominated LGBT love story tackles the transgender issue in Pakistan.
Joyland: Malala Yousafzai on casting a transgender person in the main role
Malala said she is grateful to Saim Sadiq for making sure that the role of transgender women is played by transgender people themselves. She believes that everyone deserves a chance to be a part of this film. Everyone deserves to be seen and heard. Including transgender people because they have the same rights as everyone else. But sadly, these issues are not shown in the film. It’s good to see that Joyland is breaking the mold. It became the first Pakistani film to cast a transgender person in the lead role.
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