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Drama - Completed 2018

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Goteborg IFF 2019
Five Continents
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • KENYA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ravneet SIPPY CHAHDHA
    • Producer(s)
    • Vibeke MUSAYA
    • Synopsis
    • Subira is a free spirit, a young Muslim girl born to be in the water. She loves to swim and go fishing with her father – much to her mother’s dismay. In her element in the ocean, Subira dreams of swimming competitively, as the boys do. But when her father dies in a boating accident, suddenly she’s not allowed to swim at all anymore. Subira now finds herself firmly in the clutches of her traditional mother, Mwana, whose single- minded aim is to arrange a good marriage for her daughter. Though matched with the sensitive, progressive-minded Toufiq, marriage does not quell Subira’s longing to swim and her problems are just beginning. 
      Director Sippy Chadha has expanded her award-winning short film of the same name to make an engaging feature-length drama about a young woman’s fight to follow her dreams.