Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"

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ABU

Directed by ARSHAD KHAN | 80' | Canada

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Synopsis

Soon after emigrating from Pakistan to Canada with his family, Arshad realized he was gay. Merging clips from Bollywood films, animation and home movies that capture awkward teen phases as well as significant life revelations, Arshad narrates his cathartic journey. This is a deeply personal story of self-discovery and familial reconciliation, in particular between the filmmaker and his father, who was at once modern and rigidly traditional. To date Abu has won ten international awards.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Arshad Khan is a director, writer, producer, production designer, film curator and film educator with several short and long-form film credits in fiction and documentary. Among others, he has worked on Deepa Mehta’s Midnights Children (2012). Khan recently finished his short film Valey’s Suitcase (2016). He is the director of award-winning documentaries such as Zen (2012) and Threadbare (2008), advises several film festivals, and is director of Canada’s premier Southasian film festival MISAFF.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  80'
Language :   English,
Country :   Canada,
Director :   ARSHAD KHAN
Producer :  Arshad Khan, Sergeo Kirby
Release Year :   2019

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
Award: