|Directed by||Shehzad Afzal|
|Produced by||Shehzad Afzal|
|Music by||John Walden|
|Edited by||Shehzad Afzal|
|Distributed by||Filmedup Ltd|
|Language||Punjabi / Urdu|
The original sound track for Bo Kata was composed by musician John Walden from Fife Scotland, who runs studio outfit Daft Dog Music.
Douglas Mackinnon, Scottish Film and TV Director ("The Flying Scotsman", "Jekyll", "Bodies", "The Vice", "Dr Who"), who attended the film premiere of Bo Kata in Dundee at the Contemporary Arts Cinema (February 2007), said it was "A beautifully made film about a world of kites and conflict, with marvelously atmospheric music."
Bo Kata received a limited theatrical release across the UK in 2007, and was selected for in-competition for a number of international film festivals and showcases.
Cries of Bo Kata are chanted when kites are eliminated during torrid sky battles which see duellists pit their best crafted kites and kite string to the ultimate test of skill and endurance. Bo Kata when translated into English roughly means hacked!
The annual celebration of the coming of Spring, known as Basant in Pakistan, has been a tradition and cultural heritage of Pakistan for over 400 years. A series of tragic accidents resulting in decapitations and dismemberment from illegal chemically coated strings used to fly the kites has seen the age old tradition come under attack from politicians, the authorities and the non kite-flying public.
The Bo Kata documentary provides an insight into the fanatical kite flying population and the lucrative industry surrounding it amidst the political backdrop of an impending ban.
Shehzad Afzal wanted a simplified music palette for the score to denote the kite strings and to convey lightness and space. John Walden used a mixture of guitar strings and Indian instrument sounds to produce a beautifully orchestrated sound space, which married perfectly with the visuals.
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