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AbuAbu
Journey to the center of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. w/filmmaker Arshad Khan.

Abu (Arshad Khan, Canada, 2017; 89 min.)

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.

DIRECTOR' STATEMENT

My family happens to be obscenely well documented. My father loved photography and he loved technology and documentation. We have photos  from as far back as the 1930s. I wanted to use as much archival video and photography in my film as possible because I wanted there to be as clear a testament of our history and culture as possible in my film so that future generations will know - yes, the Wasi Khan family was a family worthy of our respect. The need to keep the film as archive heavy as possible with the least amount of new footage meant the challenge to edit it was a gargantuan task for my editor Editor Gagnon, but he worked his magic because this film is nothing short of a miracle.

Watch the trailer here.

Thursday, April 4, 6:50 PM

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Winner Jury Prize South Asian Film Festival Paris 2019 

Winner Best Documentary: NYIFF New York Indian film festival 2018

Winner Best Feature - IndieMeme Austin Film Festival 2018

Winner Audience Award - Reelout Film Festival 2018

Winner Audience Award - Florence River to River film festival 2017

Winner Audience Award - Image+Nation Montreal film festival 2017

Winner Jury Prize Best Feature Film - Vancouver VISAFF 2017

Winner Jury Prize Best Documentary - Seattle Twist 2017

Winner Jury Prize Best Documentary - Austin aGLIFF 2017

Winner LGBTQI crusader award - HotStar Anokhi Magazine 2017

Honourable Mention - New York Newfest 2017