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This screening is part of the UK Asian Film Festival.

A harrowing tale of one of Lahore’s most notorious serial killers is brought to life in our Opening Night film.

Javed Iqbal recounts the true story of a criminal who abducted and murdered over one hundred young boys between 1998 and 1999. Author Abu Aleeha adapts and directs their novel ‘Kukri’ into a sharp and gut-wrenching screenplay that focuses on Iqbal’s own statements during his time in police custody. The film also shines a spotlight on the Lahore Police and their handling of the case amidst public scrutiny.

In Urdu, with English subtitles.

Plus post-screening Q&A with ARC Associate Artist Umar Butt.

About The UKAFF 2022

The world’s longest running South Asian film festival outside India, UK Asian Film Festival.

At a time of global unrest and displacement, the curation of this year’s festival is inspired by the theme Ray Of Hope. This year’s line-up highlights stories of resilience and bravery, celebrating those who take a stand against oppression and injustice. At a time of great division and inequality, this year’s festival content will feature characters, stories and storytellers that strive for a better world through films that highlight inclusivity, kindness and, above all, empathy.

Find out more about the UK Asian Film Festival