Producers of ‘Salam’, a documentary on Pakistan’s first-ever Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Abdus Salam, have said that the film will be available on Netflix soon.
The documentary will be available on October 1 for viewers across the globe to watch.
Directed by Brooklyn-based film director, Anand Kamalakar and produced under the banner of Kailoola Productions, the feature length documentary revolves around the extraordinary life of the charismatic Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam, in all its color, vitality and tragedy.
It is the story of a man who traversed two worlds with ease: of science and religion, modernity and tradition, war and peace and obscurity and celebrity.
Dr. Abdus Salam won the Nobel Prize in 1979 and became the very first Pakistani to achieve this distinction, and only the fourth from the subcontinent.
The trailer of this documentary is based on real footage where Salam can be seen receiving the Noble Prize.
He can be seen posing alongside Gustav of Sweden in 1979 and meeting the Pope.
In 2018, Salam won Best Documentary Feature in South Asian Film Festival of Montreal.
However, in Pakistan, despite his huge contributions to the field of Physics and bagging a Noble Prize, Salam has always been a controversial figure.
Many call his achievements ordinary and maintains that he is being given unfair hype.