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Abu (Father)
2017 | Canada | 80 mins | English, Urdu & Punjabi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Arshad Khan
Cast - Asma Mahmood, Arjumand Bano, Davide Di Saro.

International Premiere of the Urdu Version

Post-Screening discussion with director Arshad Khan

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-SJpc_rou4

Synopsis:

ABU is a journey to the center of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism, and modernity and familiarity.

About the Director:

Arshad Khan is a multiple-award-winning filmmaker, film festival director, festival strategist and film educator from Canada. Born in Pakistan, Khan believes in cinema as a catalyst for change. He makes ?films that shed light on subjects that are ignored by the mainstream media. He is interested in realism in cinema and the new wave in South Asian cinema, yet not restricted to any one cinematic genre. ABU is his first feature documentary and has already won awards and critical praise around the world.

Awards:
Best Documentary - Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival 2018
Audience Award - River to River Indian Film Festival 2017
Audience Award - IMAGE+NATION 2017
Jury Prize, Best Feature Film - Visaff 2017
Best Documentary - TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival 2017
Jury Prize Best Documentary - aGLIFF 2017
Winner LGBTQI crusader award - HotStar Anokhi Magazine 2017

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