Aniksha is a young woman from the Indo-Mauritian diaspora. After her arranged marriage, she finds a job at a call centre, a booming industry in Mauritius. There she encounters her enigmatic supervisor and discovers a world of possibilities. This new world view places Aniksha between the choice of tradition or of a modern lifestyle.
RUN KALYANI is a poetic and realist drama about duties, dreams and desire. Kalyani lives with her ailing aunt in a rundown agraharam in India. Each day is the same as she carries on with her life of duty as a cook and carer. But each day is not the same too. As the romance of poetry ignites a passion, as the stories of other worlds stirs a desire, as sharks close in and death draws near, Run Kalyani builds into an intense crescendo of grief and grit, sorrow and strength.
On the eve of Pakistan’s 70th independence anniversary, we follow the spirited 90 year old guru Indu Mitha, as she prepares for her students’ final performance before she retires. How She Moves pulls back the curtain on her life as one of Pakistan’s few classical dance teachers. We observe her give a feminist and secular spin on classical dance, and see the transformative impact it has on her students.
Rimi, a housewife, stuck in the mundane life of domesticity finds herself on the threshold of leaving everything behind and embracing liberation when a desire awakens in her after she encounters young and attractive Riya.
In the Rumbling Belly of Motherland provides a sharp look into Zan TV, Kabul’s female-operated, female-oriented news agency. Filmmaker Brishkay Ahmed, returns to Afghanistan to document this simultaneously harrowing and inspiring work environment. The film pulls us into the Afghan political climate and highlights the existential current events that threaten both Zan TV as a media outlet and the livelihoods of the women at its heart.
An addiction crisis sweeps through Saskatchewan. Meagan Jasper has been clean for almost four years but struggles to save her younger sister from addictions. Taylor Balfour lost her own sister, Rachel, who died alone in a university dorm of a drug overdose. As a teen, Kaeland Brentnell became hooked on drugs. After his close friend died of an overdose, Kaeland decided to quit drugs and look to Meagan for help. Everyone comes from different walks of life. Yet, the consequences of addiction looms.