Mela Jaloos, 13 minutes, 2022

Mela Jaloos (Translation: Festival Procession, in Urdu) is a 13-minute art film that embarks upon a speculative queer Muslim journey of celebration, resistance, and protest. Taking a performance-based approach, the film uses poetic and hybrid means to present a kaleidoscope of influences that are rooted in Sufi histories, queerness, and life in Lahore, Pakistan.
Director & Writer
Abdullah Qureshi

Abdullah Qureshi & Eshah Shakeel

Director of Photography
Saad Ayub, Yratta Media

Editor & Color
Tamara Al-Mashouk

Music & Sound
Zain Awan