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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Under Construction

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Sunday 11/13
4:20 pm
$8 General Public
$6 Students & Seniors
$5 IHP Members
FREE IHP Residents (at the Box Office)

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
call 215.895.6590. 

dir. Rubaiyat Hussain, Bangladesh, Drama, 88 mins.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

A hard hitting narrative feature with strong antimisogynist undercurrents, Under Construction is a film about a modern Muslim woman struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh. A feminist awakening occurs in middle class actress Roya as she reconstructs a famous and politically minded play of Rabindranath Tagore for modern times, reclaiming her agency in the process.

Produced at a time when attitudes towards gender roles and modern family dynamics in Bangladesh are going through a societal shift, the innovative camera work and contemporary visual storytelling technique echoes the progressive social message in this film.

Co-presented by Mustard Seed South Asian Film Festival