Logline: On a day like no other, Safa has a chance to make her dreams come true, but first must help her mother who is sick with cancer, while enduring levels of cultural stigma and islamophobia from her family and community around her.
Synopsis: Safa, a 17-year old hijabi is about to embark on a day like no other but time is of the essence.
Growing up in a multi-generational, Muslim, Pakistani household, Safa is forced to adhere to cultural ideologies by her over-bearing, traditional grandmother, while caring for her mother who is sick with cancer. When Safa realizes her mother’s medication has run out, on one of the most important days of her life, she’s forced to navigate a path that’s filled with levels of cultural stigma and islamophobia from the community around her.
As she races against the clock, will she be able to help her mother and believe in herself enough to see her dreams become a reality?
Runtime: 15 Minutes
Starring: Srishti Birla; Harleen Uppal; Rafia Iqbal
Director/Writer/Producer: Sara Rangooni