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Abu

Documentary Competition

English, Urdu, Punjabi

(2017, 81 min.)

Directed by: Arshad Khan
Screenwriter: Arshad Khan, Matt Jones
Producers: Arshad Khan, Sergeo Kirby
Cinematographer: Shannon Harris, Bob Gundu, Justin Black, Franck Le Corolleur
Editor: Etienne Gagnon
Music: Michael Robert Snow
Cast: Asma Mahmood, Arjumand Khan, Wasi Khan, Arshad Khan

Arshad always knew he was different. Soon after emigrating from Pakistan to Canada with his parents and sister, 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 own cathartic journey, alongside his entire family’s.

With charming lyricism and a dash of good humor, director Arshad Khan shares a deeply personal story of self-discovery and familial reconciliation, as he explores the challenges that can threaten the bonds between children and their parents.

– Sudeep Sharma

Hosted by South Asian Network




 
 

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