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Cultural Caravan to travel in three segments of CPEC

Cultural Caravan to travel in three segments of CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Chinese and Pakistani artists, eight from each country, will travel in a cultural caravan in three segments of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), each segment spanning a maximum of ten days’ duration.  “Creative Caravan of artists, musicians and film makers from China and Pakistan traversing the CPEC and documenting Art and Culture en-route,” said PNCA officials. The silk route has played a significant role in the culture  and  economy of the region through the history.

Its  visionary transformation  into CPEC will  be  seen  as the  most powerful engine  of  change, development,  progress and  economic  turnaround for the entire region.  According to schedule the  first  segment  will  undertake the Western  Passage  covering  route  from  Peshawar to Gwadar. The second segment will take the Eastern Passage from Karachi to Islamabad while also taking detour between Eastern Western and Central Passages.

The third segment will cover Northern Passage starting from Kashgar and culminating at Islamabad. Timings of the three segments of the caravan will be decided keeping climatic and other factors in mind.

The film makers will have all their equipment including editing systems with them so they  can  continue  editing  their films  and  also engage local talent in the process  of filming and editing.

The painters and photographers will be encouraged to engage with local enthusiasts in creative processes by sharing their knowledge and skills with them and also letting them to take pictures and paint images.

The  musicians  will  not  only  document  local  folk  music but  also  perform  at different places and interact with local musicians.