ABU

ABU (FATHER)

By Arshad KHAN

GRAY MATTER PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

Using family archives and animation, Arshad Khan shares a deeply personal story of migration from Pakistan to Canada, self-discovery and familial reconciliation.

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& Awards

LA Film Festival 2017
Documentary
Fantasia FF 2017
Documentary
Frameline Film Festival 2017
Documentary
BFI London FF 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Family
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HINDI, URDU
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Arshad KHAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Arshad KHAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Arshad KHAN (graymatter productions), Sergio KERBY (Loaded Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • "Arshad always knew he was different. Soon after emigrating from Pakistan to Canada with his family, Arshad realized he was gay. Merging clips from Bollywood films, animation, and home movies that capture awkward teen phases as well as significant life revelations, Arshad narrates his own cathartic journey, alongside his entire family’s. With charming lyricism and a dash of good humor, director Arshad Khan shares a deeply personal story of self-discovery and familial reconciliation, as he explores the challenges that can threaten the bonds between children and their parents." - Sudeep Sharma
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2011
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 15, 2017
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