The 18th International Youth Media Summit – Screening of the Feature Film JOHN

Jul 30, 2023

07:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Rivoli Theatre, 117 4th St N
La Crosse, 54601

Event Website

(818) 512-1337

The IYMS 2023 Summit is bringing young filmmakers and diplomats from 22 countries to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for two weeks, developing short films that will shine a light on urgent global issues, and inspire change while celebrating the best of humanity.

Pakistani Writer/Director Ali is an acclaimed veteran filmmaker from the IYMS Summit. His first feature film just opened in Pakistan, and one reviewer wrote, “JOHN is one of the best Pakistani films to release this century!”

Babar grew up surrounded by the effects of violence and has made it his personal and artistic mission to see that other young people can be spared that trauma. He says, “JOHN is my attempt to understand what it takes for a human to take the life of another human being. Perhaps we can bring a change if we can understand it.” The film just opened in Pakistan to rave reviews! “Brilliant cinematic style…immersive storytelling… Pakistani cinema taken to the next level!”

Free and open to the public. (Not suitable for young children.)