|Dr. Sheba Saed and SASNET deputy director Lars Eklund at the seminar in Helsingborg.|
SASNET and the School of Social Work, Lund University jointly arranged a workshop with Dr Sheba Saeed, as a part of the conference ”Social Work in an International Context” on the 28 November 2013. Venue: Lund University’s Campus Helsingborg, Universitetsplatsen 2, Helsingborg.
Dr Saeed’s workshop was be based on her documentary film about beggars in the streets of Lahore, Pakistan. What compels the beggars to beg and what measures have been taken by the government and non–governmental organisations to assist the beggars? The documentary examines the political, social, religious and economic reasons for begging as well as the growth of the beggar’s mafia. Sheba Saeed’s presentation along with the film was thought-provoking and the students attending the seminar were actively involved in the discussions. More information about the Helsingborg conference and workshop.
Dr Sheba Saeed, a solicitor by profession, holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK. For her doctoral research she provided a critique on the regulation of begging in Mumbai using religious and secular laws in an audio-visual format with a written thesis. For her MPhil in History, Film and Television she produced and directed her debut documentary “Beggars of Lahore” as part of an audio-visual dissertation. The film has been screened at International Conferences and Film Festivals. More information about the film.