‘The Survivor’ at the Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival 2017
20 – 25 November 2017


The Imperial War Museum’s 2017 Short Film Festival features a host of films – dramas, documentaries and animations – responding to conflict and violence, particularly in the aftermath of 9/11. The films are grouped into various categories, which include displacement, hope, fear, loss and sacrifice.

One of the films featured is The Survivor – the personal account of Mohammad Muneeb Khan, who survived the 2014 Peshawar School attack in which his brother, along with 150 other students and staff, was killed. Through him, the 26-minute film depicts the trauma of the bereaved families – Muneeb in particular experiences PTSD and survivor’s guilt.

Today, he wants to create video games to help children living in conflict environments to deal with PTSD. The film, directed by film-maker Danial Afzal, takes the form of a personal statement for entry onto a game design programme. There’s more about the film here.

The Survivor shows as part of a four-film package on the ways in which conflict impacts people’s every day lives.


When: Monday 20 November, 3pm/ Wednesday 22 November, 1pm/ Saturday 25 November, 3pm

Where: Imperial War Museum London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Admission: FREE, just walk in

More information: IWM Short Film Festival 2017 Programme


By Seema Khan.


Posted on 18 November 2017


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