Pakistan origin Hollywood actor and producer Faran Tahir is all set to tell the tale of the father-son duo, Haris Suleman and Babar Suleman, who lost their lives during a historic 30-day journey around the world to raise funds for education in Pakistan.
The documentary, titled Babar and Haris Around the World: The Documentary follows the inspiring story of 56-year-old Babar Suleman and 17-year-old Haris Suleman, who were extremely passionate for the cause of education in their home country. Unfortunately, their journey and their lives came to an abrupt end as their plane crashed in the US.The duo teamed up with Pakistani NGO The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and managed to raise $500,000 before their lives ended in the crash. Their cause however did not die with them, as donors continued to pitch in, raising more than $3 million for the cause.
The documentary mainly follows the struggle of the Suleman family as they toil hard to find Babar’s remains, which have still not been found, but it also touches on the duo’s involvement with TCF, as well as their final hours before the tragic crash.
Haris wrote during his journey, “A lot of people have expressed concern that the journey that my father and I have set out on is a risky venture. Some have even questioned why we would put ourselves through such a challenge. I simply ask them: Why did Edmund Hillary Climb Mt Everest? Why did Christopher Columbus discover America? Why did Marco Polo travel to China?” (Source)
The team is aiming to release the film by July 23, 2015, the first death anniversary of Haris and Babar Suleman.
Watch the trailer here: