in competition: Purdah [Veil]
Category: Documentaries | Duration: 71 min | Language: Hindi, English with English ST
Documentary I, 1
The young women of the Mirza family have ambitious dreams for their lives and careers, but these conflict with their conservative Muslim background.
Kaikasha is forced to watch cricket dressed in a burka. Only after months of persisting she is allowed to take off the burka and play cricket herself. On her way to the Mumbai’s female professional team, her parents give her an ultimatum: She has two years to become a professional cricketer, or they will arrange her marriage.
Saba dreams of a career as a model, but is harshly criticized for wearing niqab.
Heena wants to be a fashion designer or singer, but poverty might be an obstacle to fulfilling her dreams.
All three of them have to stand up to their father and the judgement of the people around them.
As part of the “Mumbai Day”, ‘Purdah’ shows the difficulties of young Muslim women in Mumbai.