PARAYA

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By Sheetal MAGAN, Martin MORGENFELD

ATMAN MEDIA LAB - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2016

A city bustles with the urge for survival.
A young woman adrift between worlds,
one rooted in her past and one promising
her future. Something is absent, missing, irretrievable.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Short Cuts
Durban 2016
Cannes 2016
Stockholm IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HINDI, ZULU
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sheetal MAGAN, Martin MORGENFELD
    • Writer(s)
    • Sheetal MAGAN, Martin MORGENFELD
    • Producer(s)
    • Jeremy NATHAN (ZIDAKA)
    • Synopsis
    • Paraya is a cathartic coming of age portrait of a defiant young woman during the most
      trying hours of her life, when both her love and the security of her family are threatened by
      events that are out of her control. Her journey tests her resolve, question both her
      womanhood and her freedom to love and lay bare the underlying prejudicial tensions in her
      world that preordain who she should be and who she may love. Through Nirvana’s journey
      we discover a character that is not prepared to be a victim of circumstance in an unjust
      society, she challenges the level of agency that others dictate to her and fights by whatever means available to her for all that she holds dear.
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