The ABJD Film Series Comes to Its Conclusion

The ABJD Film Series Comes to Its Conclusion

The ABJD Series • Directed by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto • Presented by CounterPulse

Saturday, June 11, 2022 • 4:00 PM PT • The Roxie Theater • counterpulse.org/the-abjd-series

Tickets available here at a range of $14-$24.

The ABJD Series is a four-part film series and finale of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s six year multi-media project, Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth. These films narrate the otherworldly journeys of Faluda Islam – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s alter-ego. Faluda was a fighter in a great future queer led revolution that liberated the Musilm world from Western and Western-sponsored tyranny, she was killed in a battle and exists now as ghost, zombie, jinn and alien. She appears as each of these beings in each of the four films while simultaneously speaking to figures from resistance past in an attempt to understand her own story.

Bhutto has been commissioned by CounterPulse, The Map Fund and The San Francisco Arts Commission.  Three out of these four films will be screened at the Roxie Theater this June: Heaven 58, Resurrection 573, and Planet 65.

This project is heavily inspired by Islamic mysticism and spiritual traditions that speak to loss, memory and resilience. Additionally it is dedicated to Bhutto’s late father, Mir Murtaza Bhutto, a grassroots political activist who was killed outside his home in Karachi Pakistan in 1996. The screening runs an hour and a half and will be followed by a post show discussion with the director and Roula Seikaly at 6:30pm.

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Poster credit: Hamza Iftikhar

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