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While her situation is deteriorating, a sick mother watches her son and daughter going through her tragedy and their new reality.
A privileged six-year-old Pakistani girl embarks on a mission to save her beloved pet goat from being eaten on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Azha, only to learn the meaning of sacrifice.
FATIH, THE CONQUERER
This Saturday is a Turkish wedding day at Espace Venise. Huddled in a car in the parling lot, Fatih, 21, wants to get married. He has set his sights on Ipek, Recep’s sister. But neither Murat, his best friend, nor Recep, nor even Ipek are aware of this yet.
Just before the secession of South Sudan, a married former singer from the north seeks redemption for causing the death of a southern man by hiring his oblivious wife as her maid.
A Muslim-American boxer from New Jersey vies for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team, but the public fallout from 9/11 threatens to derail his American Dream.
Strolling down the street and stopping to buy a set of porn magazines and erotic novels from a street newspaper and book stand, a middle-aged man gets into a conversation with the seller, who finds him strange and outdated. He explains to him that acquiring such material provides a different kind of pleasure compared to modern, effortless ways.
INSHALLAH A BOY
Jordan, nowadays. After the sudden death of her husband, Nawal, 30s, has to fight for her part of inheritance in order to save her daughter and home in a society where having a son would be a game changer.
On a day like no other, Safa has a chance to see her dreams come true, but first must find the medication her mother needs while enduring levels of cultural stigma and Islamaphobia from her family and community.
It is May of 1992. The state sanctioned “Operation” has put the city of Karachi at constant unrest. Abdul Aziz Ansari wakes up at night and is informed by his daughter in law, Naseema that his son hasn’t returned home. As a knock on their door later at night summons them to the hospital, what they witness along the way is known today as the most brutal chapter of the city’s history, a sentiment of hatred towards their race, deep rooted beneath the system.
MY FRIEND IN THE JINGLE TRUCK
Set in Karachi Pakistan, a little girl meets a magical bird in a traditionally painted truck. The girl sets off on an exciting adventure by entering the painted world and exploring all the joy this new world can bring her!
When Rumi, a budding actress, is scouted by an agent and invited to an open casting call, she comes face to face with a deeply problematic and troubling industry.
Razia Sultana, appointed to rule after the death of her father, must take action against a looming invasion as well as overcome the elders’ disdain for a woman in power. When a member of the palace is tasked to assassinate her, she must learn to persevere for the sake of her kingdom; the sake of her people.
Sweet Refuge courses a passionate Syrian baker as he spends his first Eid in the US attempting to sell the sweet he’s spent his lifetime perfecting: walnut baklava. As he roams the streets of Brooklyn, he bumps into a savvy Indian ladoo maker, who’s figured out how to appeal to one of New York’s health-conscious Brooklynites.
A Sikh Punjabi woman is waiting for her husband’s return from World War ll amidst the turbulent circumstances of partition in the sub-continent.
B FOR NAAO
CITIZEN OF MORIA
DESI STANDARD TRAVEL TIME
DO IT FOR HER
EMBERS IN THE FOREST
MUSLIM GIRLS DTF: DISCUSS THEIR FAITH
THE ROUND LAKE
In the wake of 9/11 and after losing her mother, Amina, a Muslim teenager struggles with the gaze of Islamaphobia; from surveillance to the 24-hour news cycle. Until she discovers and begins sampling her mother’s record collection. The songs reflect her parent's migration stories to America, and serve as a roadmap to Amina’s identity. Music unlocks memories and Amina remembers who she is.
CITY OF MEN
In an orthodox & strict Pashtun house of Peshawar, that is led by a patriarchal mother - two naïve & rebellious girls' mischievous plans become alarming! The Protagonist, Gul Wareen's misconduct is troubling for the house, where 'Pashtunwali' must persist & women MUST hold on to their honor (ghairat) and shield themselves from the evil, punishing gods of the house. The cost of dreams may be consequential for the girls, who mustn't flee from the 'City of Men'.
A young woman is dropped off at a carpool lot after she is released from a short stay in prison. She comes to an unexpected realization as she seeks refuge with the help of a stranger.
This is a story of a disabled girl Shabana and her education struggle in Pakistan. The film is in comic and satire mood and deals with major areas of education, employment, entrepreneurship and love.
Frustrated with his Muslim friends and their assimilation into western culture, Omar makes an impromptu trip to Pakistan.
PRAY BEYOND BORDERS
Along the thousand-plus mile US/Mexico border there is only one place where families who have been separated by immigration policies have the ability to meet. At Friendship Park in Tijuana/ San Diego, the Border Church has committed to holding a binational service every Sunday to protect the right of families to meet in person. The Muslim community, similarly inspired to stand for justice in the borderlands, joined the Border Church to pray at the most militarized border in the world. This is the story of people coming together, across borders, across communities, across faiths, across languages, to stand united for justice and pray beyond borders.
PSA: PRAYER SPACE AWARENESS
A Public Service Announcement for all those who wish to pray in public, but may feel a little disheartened or embarrassed to embrace their faith.
THAT NIGHT'S TRAIN
A primary school teacher, meantime a novelist, wants to write her new story with the help of her students. The story is about a little girl who has lost her mother and her heart lies in the love of a school teacher.
A businesswoman loses her credit card at a café just as she is about to secure an important transaction. In her frantic search to find the card, she acts impulsively.
Amritsar takes place in 1947, when the British empire dismantled its charge from Hindustan, leaving riots and bloodshed behind. A group of police officers, furious with the idea of partition of Punjab decides to take matters in their own hand inside a jail where Muslim freedom fighters are held captive. A Sikh officer, Pawandeep Singh decides to help a newly brought Muslim prisoner, who happened to be his childhood friend.
AUN VS SUDROM
Aun vs Sudrom is a sci-fi comedy which revolves around a deadbeat Pakistani Lawyer (Aun) on the verge of losing his job. He gets hired by a woman to acquire a piece of land to fulfil her late father's dying wish, turns out it's an elaborate plan by a species of extraterrestrial aliens from planet Sudrom.
In the small hours of the night, Nasim (Hasnain Ali), a Pakistani American gas station attendant, is bored and killing time listening to the news at work. Molly (Dena Tyler), a white woman pulls in to the gas station to fill up her car. All of her credit cards are declined and after an exchange with Nasim, Molly realizes her abusive husband has canceled all her cards to prevent her from leaving him. Just as Molly is about to give up, an unsolicited act of kindness saves her from the desperate situation.
FROM SYRIA TO HOPE
"From Syria To Hope" is an official Films With A Cause documentary directed by Yazmeen Kanji. The film was made in collaboration with York Region Muslims to explore the lives of three Syrian families who arrived to Canada under refugee status. Each family lives in the Greater Toronto Area and has a unique story. The individuals featured in the film reflect on their hopes and dreams after having no choice but to leave their homes in war-torn Syria. The film is intended to be an educational tool to combat discrimination, islamophobia and xenophobia.
I AM ROHINGYA: A GENOCIDE IN FOUR ACTS
Sharing a title with the award-winning play of the same name, I Am Rohingya chronicles the journey of fourteen refugee youth who take the stage in order to depict their families' harrowing experiences during the on-going Burmese genocide of Rohingya Muslims. Leading up to the opening night of their performance, the film takes audiences through the personal lives of the child performers, capturing their struggles as they adjust to their new lives in Canada, and exploring the difficult rehearsal process of recreating scenes of horror. With no prior acting experience, these youth must come together and re-enact the stories of their people in order to show the world that they will not be forgotten.
LET THE KIDS RUN THE WORLD
Ibrahim tries to comprehend the nature of the world. He sees some images on tv. The news depicts the incident about drowned Syrian refugees because of lack of lifejackets. He is affected negatively. Ibrahim and his mom go shopping to one of the most crowded places in Istanbul. He notices something, and wants to buy it. This is a kind of gesture of his naïve helpfulness.
OUT OF CONTEXT: VOLUME 1
“Out of Context” is a comedy webseries aiming to add a new twist to short-form storytelling by dropping its audience into wild and memorable scenarios without any context - leaving them delightfully confused. Volume 1 of our series consists of 6 episodes, 60 seconds each.
THE MASK OF NOOR
The Mask of Noor is a psychological thriller about a strange teen Noor, who's a suspect in a robbery. After interrogation by detectives, a shocking discovery is made.
THE SECRET MARATHON
When the first Afghan woman stood up for her freedom and ran in the Marathon of Afghanistan, she started a movement for equality that spread around the world.
Unmarked Grave is a film based in rural Balochistan, Pakistan about a worrisome son, Bahraam, living in rough conditions, going on a journey to the city to find a cure for his mother’s illness. Bahraam comes across financial disparities, terror, and more when his only concern is his mothers well-being.