A documentary named ‘Salam’ featured on the life of the Pakistani scientist, Dr Abdus Salam, will be digitally accessible for a wider audience through the Netflix in October 2019.
Dr Abdus Salam was well known Pakistani scientist who won the Nobel Prize in 1979, only Nobel eminent in Science, and became the first and fourth person from the Subcontinent to achieve this distinction. He was one of the greatest physicists all around world.
The documentary Salam was Directed by Anand Kamalakar, Brooklyn based film director and produced under the banner of Kailoola Productions.
This documentary screened at the South Asian International Film Festival, Chicago South Asian Film Festival and DFW South Asian Film Festival. It already won awards as Best Documentary Feature on the international film festivals among others.
Actual footage of Dr Salam receiving his Noble Prize and posing alongside Gustav of Sweden in 1979 as well as his meeting with the Pope showed in the promo of the documentary.
Official website of production house reported by telling complex story that “it is the story of a man who traversed two worlds with ease: one of science and religion, modernity and tradition, war and peace and obscurity and celebrity”.
Oscar winning actor, Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book) talking about the documentary that “It is a vital piece of our history. I highly recommend this wonderful documentary.”
Another Pakistan Nobel prize winner, Malala Yousafzai said that “a film on him is very timely, His story of brilliance needs to be told and amplified.”