ABU

A FILM BY ARSHAD KHAN

Documentary — Canada — 2017 — 70 min
Colour | English & French

SYNOPSIS

Abu (father) is an autobiographical film about a gay son’s relationship with his devout Muslim father. Arshad Khan, the filmmaker and subject, examines how his father ABU went from an open-minded man to a devout Muslim and breaks down the reasons for such a radical change in personality. Issues of psychological, sexual and physical abuse, and the pangs of rebirth through migration and through coming out, are laid bare using over 30 years of archival family footage that give a glimpse into an extraordinarily well documented family.

CAST

Arshad Khan

CREW

DIRECTOR : Arshad Khan
WRITER : Arshad Khan
PRODUCER : Sergeo Kirby (Loaded Pictures)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : Miguel Jimenez
EDITING: Etienne Gagnon
ANIMATION : Davide Di Saro
ORIGINAL MUSIC : Michael Robert Snow

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Winner of 17 international awards

FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL

Official selection

SEATTLE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

Jury Award — Best Documentary

LA Film Festival

Official selection

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

Official selection