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February 09, 2011 15:45 ET

YSM Pictures Announces New Social Film My Name is Naji Is Ready for Private Screenings and Reviews

Filmmaker Shoieb Yunus Attends Film Festivals to Promote Film About the Sexploitation of Children

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - Filmmaker and Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Shoieb Yunus announced today that he is submitting his recently completed and newest short film, My Name is Naji, a 35-minute drama with English subtitles, to film festivals worldwide and hosting private screenings in key locations around the world. Mr. Yunus will attend the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale 2011) and Glasgow International Film Festival the week of February 14 to begin marketing his film.

The film, My Name is Naji, addresses one of the world's biggest social issues -- human trafficking and the sexual exploitation (sexploitation) of children. Click here for a sneak peak or visit www.mynameisnaji.com for more information about the film.

"With this short film, I want to highlight the fact that child sex slavery is a global problem," said Mr. Yunus. "I am fortunate to be able to use my resources, experience and talent as a filmmaker to showcase the problems of sexploitation to tell Naji's story."

My Name is Naji Synopsis
In July 2010, following the heavy monsoon rains, one-fifth of Pakistan's total land submerged in water. The flood has affected about 20 million people and caused massive destruction of property, crops, livelihood and infrastructure, with a death toll of 2,000. The flood gave birth to a new crime patronized by influential people. My Name is Naji, a short film story written, produced and directed by Shoieb Yunus, depicts the story of a 10-year old boy named Naji who falls into the hands of wrong people and is forced into prostitution.

About Shoieb Yunus
Mr. Yunus' film credits include Streets of Karachi, Cemetery of the Lost Tribe and Two Mothers.
For more information please, visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/shoiebyunus or to see a video interview with Shoieb Yunus on the topic of filmmaking, please visit http://www.vimeo.com/15646422

Notes to Editors:
Photos are available on request.
Mr. Yunus is available to talk about his career as a filmmaker and tell the story of how this film came about.

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