The conservation of the Wazir Khan Mosque in the walled city emphasized the use of local craftsmen and original materials in an effort to redefine the original structure, details and settings.
The 17th century Wazir Khan Mosque is located in the busiest market area of the walled city. A bazaar in the form of a transept containing the east gate entrance recalls mosques of central Asia. Brick was used as a facing and this was highlighted in the restoration work by cement jointing. Also distinct are the four imposing minarets at the corners of the internal court, each surmounted by bell-shaped domes. Stalactite decoration is prevalent in the domes and the restoration work preserving the mosaic and fresco decorations necessitated the revival of the manufacture of enameled tiles.
A 90-minute documentary feature on the recent cultural, social and economic rehabilitation initiatives in the major capital urban centres of Kabul, Lahore and Delhi that are geared towards improving the quality of life of their citizens, deteriorated as it has been by years of war, poverty and serious social imbalances. The film portrays these three big cities within their recent historical context and shared past that connected them for three hundred years during the Mughal Empire, before colonial rule. The film explores each of their historical urban centres, where various cultural, social and economic transformative initiatives exerting a major impact on their inhabitants have been implemented.
For convenience, the film has been separated into three parts: Kabul, Lahore, and Delhi.