Roots

ROOTS

Short Film

A couple looks hopefully into the future. They soon discover the obstacles they must overcome to be accepted. As generations evolve their position alters in what was once a foreign land.



  • BFI London Film Festival 2019 – Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2020 – No Room Left in the Margins Film Festival 2020 – World Cinema Film Festival 2020 (Winner Best Short Film) – Vía XIV International Short Film Festival 2020 – Bolton International Film Festival 2020 (Nominated Best Short Film) – Pune Short Film Festival 2020 – Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival 2021

Exhibitions
CONTESTED DESIRES artist film programme 2020/21 – UK – Italy – Cyprus – Spain – Portugal – Barbados
Photo Fringe OPEN20 Moving Image Festival 2020

Press
2020 – Deeyah Khan’s sister-hood magazine
2021 – Aral Sea Production’s The Tide magazine

Director: Hussina Raja
Cast: Hussina Raja, Zia Ahmed
Cinematographer: Felix Schmilinsky
Editor: 
Janka Troeber
Music: Sarathy Korwar

Funded with the support of Project Phakama UK Artist Bursary 2019