“The people of the Northern Regions of Pakistan have faced emergencies one after another for centuries. And yet, people persevere and progress. They live with courage and hope in a place of both stunning beauty and the constant risk of danger. I, Aly Aga Khan, travelled to Pakistan and was honoured to be able to hear their stories. Their resilience and bravery have inspired me to help document their reality and share their stories. The young people I spoke with give a sense of hope and motivation to overcome these challenges. But these are daunting and we need your help.” — Prince Aly Aga Khan, transcript prepared by Barakah from the film.

Aly Aga Khan in Northern Pakistan Film with young people

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan engages with youth during his trip to Northern Pakistan in October 2017.

In October 2017, Prince Aly Aga Khan visited the north of Pakistan to learn more about the effects of natural disasters. During his seven day trip to the region, Prince Aly met with numerous families whose quality of life has been enhanced by the Network. This film, written, directed and voiced by Prince Aly, is his personal account of his discussions with the communities in the region and how the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is partnering with them to find solutions to the problems caused by natural disasters.

Date posted: April 28, 2018.

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