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Director: Partho Sen-Gupta
Year: 2018
Duration: 116′
Language: VOSE
Genre: Drama

Ameena Nasser is a young Palestinian-Australian hijab-wearing political activist whose electrifying slam poetry has earned her an online following. However, her disappearance fuels media speculation about her political motivations. In a climate of distrust and xenophobia in suburban Sydney, her brother Ricky must reconcile with his Muslim identity amid simmering social tensions and Islamophobia by his adopted country, while trying to figure out what happened to his sister. The film has been presented at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018 and the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018.

Partho Sen-Gupta (1965, Mumbai) is a film writer and director. He worked as Art Director and Production Designer on feature films, TV series and commercials in India. He then studied Film direction at the FEMIS in Paris. His first feature film, “’Let the Wind Blow” premiered at the Berlinale. His second feature film “Sunrise” premiered at the Busan IFF and since screened at 2015 Tribeca, Munich, BFI London, Sitges, Sydney etc. His third feature film “Slam” set in Sydney, Australia will have its world premiere at the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018.


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