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since nine eleven the US government has
provided about 18 billion dollars in
civilian and military aid to Pakistan
making among the top five recipients of
USA now the country is reek with monsoon
floods which could displace up to 20
million people
the u.s. is still sending in millions
more but if you look at the polls this
doesn't seem to be buying American any
goodwill in the eyes of the Pakistani
public in fact according to a recent pew
research poll half of all Pakistanis
believe that the u.s. gives little to no
assistance to their country and nearly
six and ten describe the US as an enemy
so who do we blame that on is that the
way the eighth is distributed the people
that it's given to or is it simply the
fact of the two countries just don't
understand each other here to discuss it
with me is i should shower every writer
and director of the documentary film
Pakistan inside the tinderbox I should
think so much for being here you for
having me
now there's two issues essentially that
i want to i discuss here when it comes
to aid you know it's where the eight
actually goes and what's done with it
and then where people think the aid goes
if they even know that is being given in
the first place you know so if we look
you know at some of those poles that i
just mentioned about the fact that half
of pakistanis all Pakistanis don't even
think the u.s. gives me eight six and
ten think of us as an enemy you know
what you think it is that that shapes
these perceptions why do people think
that way
well i think a lot of the Pakistanis
that I interviewed during my documentary
i asked them about us aid and they're
very quick on the response and they said
we're not seeing the results they think
that if the USA is coming then our
economy should be getting better
there should be more development their
educational institutions should be
better and they're not seeing that and
so that's why they believe it's not
going to the right people and there's a
history of corruption in the country and
so they think that it goes into the
pockets of a lot of politicians
and that's really the general feeling
among the common folks in Pakistan so in
that sense you know is their anger with
their own government for the fact that
their government is corrupt and they're
not distributing the money or is it you
know that America for I don't know being
foolish enough to give it to the
government but also be given to have not
the military right well it's definitely
split between both parties there's a
there's a side of Pakistan which shot
blames the government there's other side
that does not want to trust america and
just not know where the eighth goes
because they're not seeing it you know a
lot of people would put blame on you
know that was reading from a lot of
analysts today they're saying you know
there's a poor coordination with the
Pakistani government but there's also a
lack of understanding of Pakistan's
means in a sense that America when they
choose to give a they also like to say
how you're allowed to use it so you know
do you think about side that's the
problem you think that America doesn't
really understand pakistan and what it
needs
I think that is a problem and I think
you have to remember that to understand
Pakistan you need to understand the
Pakistani people i mean you need to
understand all of them across the board
we need to understand the poor and you
need to understand that elite you need
to understand everyone in the middle and
each of those groups have different
needs they have different goals they had
their in different professions in these
floods over a billion dollars of crops
have been damaged and so to understand
Pakistan right now it's very important
to really focus on that focus on making
these people self-sufficient so they can
get back on their feet and back with
their lives
now you know one of the things that I
really found interesting in your film
too is you showed very different sides
of Pakistan you definitely you know
sixty percent of the population their
lives on two dollars a day for Orion
less and at the same time you showed us
some of the city's you you were on a you
know red carpets with with models and
with designers that were bringing
fashion week to Pakistan so how do you
fuse those two together to you know I
mean how
on one hand it's like an American when I
was looking at you know the fashion week
and the fact that there's mercedes and
there's mcdonalds and I think carl's jr.
and hardee's or something i saw on one
of the images you think oh this is just
like us and then the same time how do
you understand that sixty percent of the
population lives in horrible poverty
yeah that and that was one of the goals
of my documentary i wanted to show
pakistan on on a different level i
wanted to show that ok there's there's a
there's poor people in the in pakistan
and this is what they live in these are
the conditions and also the same time I
really wanted to show a more positive
image of pakistan i think Pakistan
deserves that there are there are good
things about the country to and that's a
lot what the people that interview
they're really focused on that they were
like you know we have good things in
this country to but the international
media doesn't focus on it
that's what I went there to ask them
tell me those good things and tell me
where you think pakistan needs to
improve and tell me about the United
States tell me about the eight but goes
there and I think the documentary really
brings out different phases do they feel
ignored by the media altogether though
because on one hand it's the media is
covering the positives and at the same
time you know what what about the
coverage of the floods we just have 30
seconds
yes the coverage of the floods actually
a lot of the people i have been in touch
with in Pakistan right now they're very
frustrated that the international media
did not get as much coverage as it
should because this is a huge natural
disaster over 20 million people have
been affected five million displaced and
800,000 people are completely cut off
from any type of relief help
so they are frustrated at that and
they're doing everything in their power
to really spread the word and to help
the flood victims it opened up their
arms salon well thank you so much for
beer and a great film to thank you so
much

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