A Train to Home

Memories and fears of the people whose houses were demolished in an attempt to revive the Karachi Circular Railway. The film explores the harsh realities faced by those displaced, highlighting the government's failed project, the loss of homes and livelihoods, and the ongoing struggle for justice and stability in the affected communities.

This film tells the story of residents from Ghareebad in Karachi, whose homes were demolished during the government's efforts to revive the Karachi Circular Railway. This project, meant to improve the city's transportation, ended up destroying the lives of many people. Ethnic and religious minorities, already vulnerable, lost their homes and their means of making a living. The film follows them through their daily lives, showing their struggles and their strength as they try to rebuild.

Despite the Supreme Court's order that demolitions should not happen until people were relocated and given new homes, the demolitions went ahead. This left many without a place to live, while big corporations with illegal buildings were left untouched. Through interviews with the displaced residents, "The Train to Home" sheds light on the broken promises and the fight for justice in these affected communities.

The film captures intimate moments of families trying to hold onto their memories and make sense of their new reality. It highlights the personal stories of loss and strength, focusing on how the community comes together in the face of adversity. The film also portrays the impact on children, who dream of stability amidst the chaos. As the sound of bulldozers looms, the fear and uncertainty of the future are palpable, yet so is the unwavering hope for a place to call home once again.