Short Film, Video Installation, 2019 Director: Abdullah Qureshi Producer: Danai Anagnostou
An immersive visual experience that presents speculative imaginations of what heaven could look like from a queer Muslim perspective. Drawing upon ideas from Islamic sacred texts, the film responds to the perceived conflict between religion and sexuality, and embarks on a quest toward freedom, celebration, and ultimate salvation. The film is centered around the figure of the Buraq, appearing in three incarnations.
Premiere: Helsinki, 12.09.2019 Supported by Kone Foundation, AVEK, Aalto University of Arts, PUBLICS, Centre for Arts, Design & Social Research
Format: 16:9 Length: 17 min. Language: Punjabi Countries of Production: Finland, Pakistan
Directors of Photography: Hadi Rehman & Kerttu Hakkarainen Editor: Tamara Al - Mashook Colorist: Hannu Käki Costume Designer: Umair Sajid Music Composers: Zān & Rakae Jamil Sound Designer: Lou Strömberg Poetry by: Momina Masood & Naveed Alam Principal Cast: Maya Ajami, Arbaqan Changezi, Rehan Bashir