Amanat (2009)

In Islamic culture, Amanat means ‘trustworthy’ or ‘safekeeping’. When someone gives something to someone else for safekeeping and returns the item back, they show that they are amanat-dhar or trustworthy by returning the object undamaged.

This short video is an interview with an autorickshaw driver from the North West Frontier Province working in the Southern Pakistani port-city of Karachi. In this video, the driver accounts the return of a cell-phone left in the back of his rickshaw, and his adherance to and understanding of amanat.

Total Run Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds. Year of completion: 2009.