The fact that we lost the East wing of Pakistan fifty years ago still haunts us today. However, despite the passage of five decades, we still share few clues about what precisely occurred in East Pakistan (today’s Bangladesh). The three nations involved in the tragedy—India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh—cling to their own cliched versions of what remains one of the most defining events in the history of South Asia.
“JHAUR | WAR OF 1971” recognizes the need to examine these myths and reveal the truth about the events surrounding the war of 1971. The documentary attempts to reestablish memories with facts and objective analysis, as well as expose previously unknown information, to give us all a better historical and accurate narrative. It lays bare some of the overtly false notions that have over the years become gospel through repetition and purposeful agendas.
The documentary also unravels the international political machinations played on the soil of Pakistan, while portraying an impartial analysis of an unfortunate string of events well before the war that eventually led to the separation of East Pakistan.
There is no disputing that one of Pakistan’s darkest chapters is kept alive and rekindled every year to perpetuate hostility between the people of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The documentary is a well-thought-out attempt to embrace certain facts and recognize the reality and might for once give the people of both nations a way to move forward. The documentary, the trailer of which is due on Jan 21, will be released online in February 2022.
JHAUR is a multi-part documentary series based on the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Through exclusive interviews of eyewitnesses, authors, politicians, war veterans and rare archival footage, the documentary series traces in-depth the first account narratives outlining the reasons as well as events leading up to the Indian sponsored rebellion in East Pakistan, with the eventual creation of an independent state of Bangladesh. This is the first documentary produced by RAVA Documentary Films under the parent banner of RAVA Studios.