Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Under Construction

November 13, 2016 @ 4:20 pm - 6:20 pm

$5 – $8

A hard hitting narrative feature with strong anti-misogynist 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.

Director Rubaiyat Hossain expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.

Co-presented by Mustard Seed Film Festival

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November 13, 2016
4:20 pm - 6:20 pm
$5 – $8
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Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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