Welcome to the RAI Film Festival Programme 2019!

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Directed by
Arshad Khan

Countries of production
Canada

Year of production
2017

Black and white, colour or both
Both

Duration
80 minutes

Friday
29 March
Cinema 1, Watershed 1:30 PM
RAI/Basil Wright

Arshad always knew he was different. Soon after emigrating from Pakistan to Canada with his family, Arshad realized he was gay. With Abu, Arshad tells his own story self discovery at a cultural crossroads, and explores his complex relationship with his father - a man who was at once extremely modern, but also rigidly traditional and unaccepting of his son’s true self. Merging clips from Bollywood films, animation, and home movies, Abu is an intimately open and dazzling visual memoir about migration, family, and a young man’s search for a new identity that is at once Pakistani, Canadian and queer.

Location(s) depicted
Canada Pakistan

Language(s) of film subjects
EnglishPanjabiUrdu

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