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This is not HOGWARTS ,This is GC Lahore: The Last Follower x Harry Potter Festival

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Event Title: The Last Follower x Harry Potter Festival
Event Date: November 29, 2021
Event Venue: GC University
Event Introduction: The Last Follower and The Resurrection of Voldemort is Pakistan`s / Asia`s first-ever Fan made Harry Potter Film produced by Khayaali Production. The film was released for a public screening back in March 2020, over 6,000 people attended 12 shows in just 4 days and received an astonishing amount of great and positive feedback. We received a massive amount of requests for more shows however due to the Covid-19 situation all the screening events were canceled. This time we are making the screening event even bigger and better for all the Harry Potter fans nationwide. Fans/Viewers will not only be able to watch a revamped version of the film but also enjoy a thematic festival that will be built and designed around the Harry Potter World. The screenings / festival will last for a whole week starting from 29th November till 5th December.

Even Indian media is covering this wonderful event:

Pakistan: Harry Potter’s magical Hogwarts world now inside vintage GC University, Lahore campus

In the film, the vintage campus of GC University in Lahore has been reimagined to match the ambience of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.




These are dark times,

After the Great War, Harry and his friends killed the Dark Lord
Many hundred years have passed, but still
There are believers that dark forces will once again rise
And bring chaos to the magical world…


The team has also been trying to get in touch with Rowling but has not had any luck yet.

What happens in the world of Harry Potter years after the death of Lord Voldemort? The quest to find an answer is what inspired a group of youngsters from Government College University, Lahore to come up with a film on the subject.


Titled ‘The Last Follower and the Resurrection of Voldemort’, the film is all set for a grand release and screening on Monday (November 29), during a week-long Harry Potter festival that the university will host till December 5. This comes a decade after the last Harry Potter film, ‘The Deathly Hallows Part-2’, was released in 2011.

The effort is a labour of love as it hopes to invoke the nostalgia of the magical hallways of Hogwarts, with wizards armed with wands, Quidditch stadiums brimming with spectators, the threat of death-eaters and the idiosyncrasies of the Ministry of Magic. The film’s trailer throws up an interesting surprise—the 156-year-old vintage campus of GC University in Lahore, which came into existence in 1864, has been reimagined to match the ambience of huge, dark and magical castle-like campus of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Last Follower and the Resurrection of Voldemort’ casts students and alumni of GC University (Credit: Khayaali Productions)

Rowling’s seven-part fictional book series had taken millions of Harry Potter fans into a distinct world. The popular Harry Potter films were shot across multiple locations across the UK, including Alnwick Castle.

‘The Last Follower and the Resurrection of Voldemort’ casts students and alumni of GC University, who with wands in their hands and House scarves around their neck, look to be engrossed in their setting as they try to cast a spell. The students of Hogwarts in Rowling’s books were divided into four Houses—Slytherin, Gryffindor (Harry Potter belonged to this House), Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.


GC University in Lahire has been reimagined as Hogwarts in the film (Credit: Khayaali Productions)
Speaking to The Indian Express, university alumna Marian Hassan Naqvi, who acted in the film and is also the content head with Khayaali Productions, said that the film is the product of an idea that started taking shape way back in 2018 after a group of Harry Potter fans from the varsity realised that their own campus had striking similarities with Hogwarts.




“We started working on the project way back in 2018 but Covid-19 delayed some re-shoots. Looking at the beautiful architecture of our campus, we, a group of Harry Potter fans, always used to imagine that we can create our own Hogwarts here. Our film has different characters and storylines but it is based on the Harry Potter theme. In the film, we take the story ahead on what happens years after Harry Potter and his friends had eliminated Lord Voldemort. We have also tried to focus on the power of true friendship like that of Harry, Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley,” said Naqvi.

The film focuses on what happens years after Harry Potter and his friends had eliminated Lord Voldemort. (Credit: Khayaali Productions)
Directed by Waleed Akram, the CEO of Khayaali Productions, the film for the time being can be viewed during week-long screenings at GC University campus via pre-bookings (on khayaaliproduction.com/event2021.html) which can cost 300 PKR per pass (valid for both film screening and festival).


Naqvi said that as of now, the team hasn’t faced any opposition or hindrance from Islamic fundamentalists. “Such an event is being organised in Pakistan for the first time. There are some curious comments on our social media profiles. But fortunately, there hasn’t been any opposition yet,” she said.

The effort is a labour of love as it hopes to invoke the nostalgia of the magical hallways of Hogwarts.
The team has also been trying to get in touch with Rowling but has not had any luck yet. “We want her to see and respond to the effort we have put in. We are yet to get a response from her,” said Naqvi.


For a ‘Muggle’ (a real-world human being), it is the right time to visit GC University Lahore campus till December 5 and experience the wizardry world of Hogwarts from Rowling’s enchanting books as the campus will retain the look till festival is on!



Please don't relate this with this initiative of Bushra Bibi.


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This is an effort of VC GCU Asghar Zaidi:

 
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They promoting "good" sorcery at state level?
Btw in which capacity Bushra bb has inaugurated the sufi science fusion thing?
 

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Better than crazed extremists. Nobody is believing in the fantasy world --- just enjoying a temproary escape.

I'd partailly agree with you but the things associatedassociated with sorcery like shirk, child sacrifice, presenting virgin girls and hard earned sustenance to the spirits calls for a nip in the bud approach lest temporary escape gradually becomes a hydra .

It's like telling nazi victims gas jokes for enjoyment- ------.
 

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You can thank our terrorist farmers for it.
No, those who should be thanked are the owners of the personal cars from among the 300 million cars in India and the owners of the probably 500 to 800 million two-wheelers in India. Add that to the millions of personal cars, two-wheelers and three-wheelers in Pakistan.

Stop blaming the Indian farmers for your political reasons.

That recent COP-26 climate change conference was anyway a greenwash ( as environment activists called it ) and even there the two of the three biggest polluters in the world - India and China - said that they will not phase out coal power plants but "phase down". Additionally, India said :
India has promised to cut its emissions to net zero by 2070 - missing a key goal of the COP26 summit for countries to commit to reach that target by 2050.
So India wants to take 50 more years to do something about climate change and to begin living in harmony with the ecosystem. :rofl: India's argument IIRC boils down to - the "developed world" has taken time to develop, not caring for the environment so India should also have the right to "develop" and not care for the environment. And what is the Indian government's description of "development" ? Hundreds of millions of more stupid cars and two-wheelers ? More factories to produce them ? More idiotic middle class doing idiotic employment and buying those vehicles for personal use ? Environment gaya tail lene, right ?

there is NDTV report and this 2019 Pak report.
Transportation and Industry accounts for 80% of the pollution.
Hence this call of mine :
 
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