Indus Blues

Pakistani folk artists talk about their struggle to keep a fading art form a live while reminding the world what they are about to lose.

Shot in over 15 locations across Pakistan, a musical feature documentary highlighting the plight of the folk musicians and craftsmen of Pakistan and the state of their dying art. 

Director & Producer        

Jawad Sharif

Released year




Official Selection
Winner Grand Jury Prize for Crystal Award 2018
Guam International Film Festival 2018
Winner Best Documentary Feature Award
Jaipur International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
Winner Gold Award
South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2018
Best Documentary Feature


Jawad’s documentary explores an issue that wouldn’t have come to attention
otherwise. It truly gives a voice to the voiceless,

Dr Tom Brislin
Head Juror GIFF

The director’s story telling style of direction made this documentary a
beautiful and heart-rending watch. I recommend it to anyone who cares about

Birjis Rashed
Bollywood Film Critic

Indus Blues is an aural and visual delight; Sharif has a wonderful eye for visual composition.

Omair Ahmad
The Wire, India