Original Title: The Kalasha and the Crescent
Production Company: Caipirinha Productions
Production Year: 2013
Director: Iara Lee
Cinematography: Shah Zaman Baloch
Editor: Imran Mushtaq
Music Composer: Qais Essar
Producer: Iara Lee
Running Time: 12min
Country: Pakistan, USA
Language: English, Urdu


The Kalasha people have inhabited northern Pakistan's Chitral valley since long before legendary Alexander the Great came to the region. Today their culture faces a variety of pressures, which all contribute to the erosion of Kalash identity. Still, a dedicated group of Kalash advocates are fighting to keep their culture alive.

Director’s Biography

Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes global solidarity, supports peace with justice projects and brings together artists and changemakers from around the world.


2013 The Kalasha and the Crescent
2012 The Suffering Grasses
2010 Cultures of Resistance
2008 Battle for the Xingu