Arshad Khan

inglese and urdu – ita. and eng. subt.
80’, col. & b/w, dcp, Canada, 2017

Arshad Khan, Matt Jones

Justin Black, Bob Gundu, Shannon Harris, Franck LeCorroleur

Etienne Gagnon

Michael Robert Snow

Asma Mahmood, Arjumand Wasi

Abu is a journey to the centre 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.

Arshad Khan is a director, writer, producer, production designer. He has worked on Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, is the director of award-winning documentaries and is the director of Canada’s MISAFF film festival.