BY SIPPY CHADHA
SUBIRA is a free spirit, a young Muslim girl born to be in the water. She loves to swim and go fishing with her father – much to her mother’s dismay. In her element in the ocean, SUBIRA dreams of swimming competitively, as the boys do. But when her father dies in a boating accident, suddenly she’s not allowed to swim at all anymore. Subira now finds herself firmly in the clutches of her traditional mother, Mwana, whose single- minded aim is to arrange a good marriage for her daughter.
Though matched with the sensitive, progressive-minded Toufiq, marriage does not quell Subira’s longing to swim and her problems are just beginning.
Director Sippy Chadha has expanded her award-winning short film of the same name to make an engaging feature-length drama about a young woman’s fight to follow her dreams.
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FESTIVALS & AWARDS
5 Kalasha Awards 2018, including Best Feature Film
Brenda Wairimu, Tirath Padam, Nice Githinji, Melvin Alusa
Rushlake Media is glad to announce its attendance and its brand-new line-up of multi-award-winning films for the upcoming DICOP Johannesburg. Attending DISCOP from November 14th to 16th: Phillipp Hoffmann - firstname.lastname@example.org WhatsApp: +49 170 8956244 [...]
We are very proud to announce, that our film SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN was selectd as South Africa‘s official entry for the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the Best Foreign Language Film Category. [...]