By Arshad KHAN


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.

& Awards

BFI London FF 2017
International Documentary
LA Film Festival 2017
International Documentary
Twist Seattle LGBTQI 2017
Jury Prize Best Documentary
AGLIFF Austin LGBT 2017
Jury Prize Best Documentary
Image et Nation LGBT Montreal FF 2017
Audience Award Best Documentary
Florence River to River Indian Film Fest 2017
Audience Award Best Documentary
Vancouver International South Asian FF 2018
Jury Prize Best Feature
Indiememe Film Festival 2018
Jury Prize Best Feature
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Arshad KHAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Arshad KHAN, Matthew JONES
    • Producer(s)
    • Sergeo KIRBY (Loaded Pictures), Arshad KHAN (gray matter productions)
    • Synopsis
    • ABU is a journey to the center 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.