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ISPR Documentary "Life of a Siachin Soldier" won first prize in Rome Film Festival


Aug 29, 2009
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No 493/2009-ISPR Dated: November 19, 2009
Rawalpindi - November 19, 2009: ISPR Documentary has won the first prize in the International Film Festival "Eserciti-e-popoli" (armies and people) held at Bracciano, Rome (Italy). Armed Forces Representatives from 20 countries participated in the contest where 150 documentaries were screened in different categories. Maintaining the tradition, Pakistan Army’s documentary "Life of a Siachin Soldier" has won the first prize in the category of training and was awarded Chief of Army Staff trophy. Brigadier Syed Azmat Ali was the project Director of this Documentary and Col Syed Mujtaba Tirmizi, executive Director and Producer. Besides Dr Hassan as Producer and Captain Sadia Saleem as Assistant Director. It may be pertinent to mention here that ISPR is winning positions in the Festival since 1994. Last Year ISPR won two awards in this competition.

Documentary is about life at Siachin Glacier, also known as the third Pole, Siachin is one of the most beautiful, enigmatic and spell bounding place on earth. This frozen stagnant Landscape lies in the midst of the greatest mountains of the world and this area and these mountains can easily be considered as Art. "Art created by God himself".

The peace and serenity of this place was disturbed in 1984 due to Indian incursion, thus this place became the highest battle field on earth. It is unlike any other war, here the soldiers besides fighting the enemy also have to fight the rigours of weather and nature. This documentary is a befitting tribute to our heroes of Siachin.
Wining in every dimension "Pak Army" also has produced great documentories and drams throught the time a great work done by ISPR.
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Armed Forces representatives from 21 countries, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States, participated in the contest where 150 documentaries were screened in different categories. This year, Pakistan Army’s documentary won the first prize in training category.

More soldiers have died from the extreme cold than from enemy fire. In spite of repeated discussions, the two sides have failed to overcome their differences on pulling back troops from the world's highest battlefield.

Pakistan wants both sides to pull back to the positions they held more than 20 years ago before India occupied most of the ice field.

India agrees but says the withdrawal should be preceded by marking the current position of the two forces.

Lack of agreement has produced a high-altitude standoff that forces year-round deployment of soldiers by both sides. The back-channel diplomacy is currently focusing on a solution that includes demilitarization of the entire region of Kashmir, including Siachen.

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yes proud to be pakistani we salute them and thank to ALMIGHTY GOD ALLAH that ALLLAH gave us such a beautyfull country and brave soldiers
I want this documentary, its not available on ISPR site either.

The documentary has not been released officially not even the promo. I somehow got it from the person who was involved in the filming of that video.

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