This Shaking Keeps Me Steady is a visually striking film exploring how people remember and relive trauma.
Filmed in Karachi, This Shaking Keeps Me Steady sees three paramedics discuss their recurring nightmares sparked by their experiences at work: disturbing stories that haunt the first responders responsible for tending to violent events.
As well their recollections, televised re-enactments with victims, criminals and medical personnel showcase scenarios ranging from the banal to the horrifying.
Alternating between reminiscence and fiction, reality and imagination Shehrezad Maher creates a powerful and impactful reflection on trauma and the spectacle of violence in society.
Screening as part of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival at DocHouse. LIFF is the UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival. The festival aims to show an entertaining, thought provoking line-up of independent films that offer a rare window into a billion South Asian lives in the sub-continent right now.