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


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