About The Film

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In this gripping drama, Ameena is a hijab-wearing political activist whose electrifying slam poetry has earned her an online following. When she goes missing after a gig, her brother Ricky, a cafe owner and former refugee, must reconcile with his Muslim identity amid simmering social tensions and Islamophobia as his family confronts their tenuous acceptance by their adopted country.
Partho Sen-Gupta
Arab Cinema Days
Unclassified 15+
116 mins

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the director

Partho Sen-Gupta

Born in Mumbai, India in 1965. 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 Berlin IFF. His second feature film ‘Sunrise’ premiered at the Busan IFF and since screened at 2015 Tribeca, Munich, BFI London, Sitges, Sydney etc. and won awards. It was nominated at the Asia-Pacific Screen AcademyAwards. After living in France for over a decade, he now lives and works in Sydney. Slam is his 3rd feature film premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights FF, it has since screened at the Sydney FF, Melbourne IFF, DarwinIFF, BrisbaneIFF etc

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