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Not unique to Atlanta and yet such an Atlanta experience – reencounter the tension, the anticipation, and the quiet self-reflection that happens in highway parking lots.


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Amir is a struggling actor, meddling with lowly, wordless terrorist roles. More importantly, he struggles with his parents not taking his career choice seriously. Amidst the party chaos highlighted by politics, cricket, and community gossip, a revelation brings Amir a new challenge—just making it through the day.


MEET THE FILMMAKER: ASAD FAROOQUI

Asad Farooqui is a director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He has directed multiple short films and written various scripts about characters stuck in an America that refuses to accept them. Farooqui's feature script, BIN, was a finalist for the Sundance Writer’s Lab and a finalist for the Best Screenplay Competition at the Ivy Film Festival. BIN also won the prestigious ISF National Film Grant. Farooqui's feature script, The Immigration Game, won first place at the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Contest and was a Sundance Writer's Lab finalist. On the television front, TIB, a TV pilot script, was a finalist at the Nashville Film Festival. Farooqui's short film Broke was an official selection for the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival and has played at several film festivals around the world. Farooqui is a graduate of Emory University and received his MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University where he was also a Teaching Fellow for the Undergraduate Film Studies Program. He has developed and taught both screenwriting and directing workshops for the Atlanta Film Society, Atlanta Film Festival, and Georgia State University. Farooqui is currently a film lecturer at Central Washington University and developing his first feature, The Immigration Game, which is slated to shoot next year.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    14 minutes
  • Language
    English, Urdu, Arabic
  • Country
    Pakistan, USA
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Asad Farooqui
  • Screenwriter
    Asad Farooqui
  • Producer
    Annam Rizwan, Asad Farooqui
  • Cast
    Asad Farooqui, Nasim, Manahar Kumar, Rajiv Vora, Navin Gurnaney, Rabinder Campbell, Farah Toor, Annam Rizwan