The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi
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Signature Move
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 7Mon, Apr 24 5:30 PM
A new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her relationship with her recently widowed mother who escapes to TV dramas and finding her daughter a husband. As a result, Zaynab copes by taking up Lucha-style wrestling in this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama.
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Signature Move
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 5Tue, Apr 25 8:30 PM
A new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her relationship with her recently widowed mother who escapes to TV dramas and finding her daughter a husband. As a result, Zaynab copes by taking up Lucha-style wrestling in this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama.
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Film Info
Section:Documentary Short
Genre:Documentary
Run Time:17
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Rating:NR
Nation:USA | Pakistan
Website:http://3arts.org/projects/streets-are-ours/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michelle Fiordaliso
Cast:Sabeen Mahmud | Fawzia Mirza
Producer:Nabeela Rasheed | Fawzia Mirza | Michelle Fiordaliso | Tania D'Alcor
Cinematographer:Anam Abbas | Tazeen Bari
Music:Carole Sabouraud
Description

Mahmud and Mirza meet for the first time in Karachi, Pakistan. Mahmud, activist, self-proclaimed geek and founder of the progressive arts cafe The Second Floor (T2F), invites Mirza to screen some of her short films and perform an excerpt of her one-woman play, Me, My Mom and Sharmila at her Karachi-based cafe. Due to the LGBTQ content of Mirza’s work, Mirza never imagined performing in her parents’ homeland. The response is so positive that Mirza is asked to return to Pakistan by NAPA and The United States Embassy in Pakistan, to present a three-city tour of the entire play. A one-woman show about a lesbian is unprecedented in Pakistan, and despite her fear, Mirza goes.

In Attendance: Michelle Fiordaliso, Director; Fawzia Mirza, Producer/Cast

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