My Heart, My Fellow Traveler

Laal presents “Meray Dil, Meray Musafir” dedicated to the centenary of the birth of Faiz Ahmed Faiz.  The music video is a new interpretation of Faiz’s iconic poem “Dil e Man, Musafir e Man” (My Heart, My Fellow Traveler).  While Faiz wrote this poem about exile, this video explores Marx’s concept of alienation within the context of modern industrial capitalism.

None of the individuals within the video are actors.  Comrade Irfan plays his and his family’s shared experiences.  In fact, every single role is played by an individual who actually lives it.  The video was shot in the industrial areas of Lahore (Greentown, Multan Road, Defence Road, Ilaqa Nawab Sahib).  Laal’s music is about real people and real struggles.

Inqalab Zindabad!

In solidarity
Taimur Rahman

Music: Laal.  Poem: Faiz Ahmed Faiz.  Composition/Arrangement: Taimur Rahman.  Mixing/Mastering: Jamal Rahman.  Direction: Taimur Rahman and Mahvash Waqar.  Acting: Comrades Irfan, Raheela, Natasha, Tehseen, Touseef.

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