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SILENT WATERS

by Sabiha Sumar

synopsis

Set in 1979 in the village of Charkhi in the Pakistani Punjab, a drama about Islamic fundamentalism and its effect on families and women. Middle-aged woman Ayesha teaches the Koran to young girls but when her son becomes involved with Islamic fundamentalists, family secrets emerge.

international title: Silent Waters
original title: Khamosh pani
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Sabiha Sumar
film run: 99'
screenplay: Paromita Vohra, from a story by Sumar
cast: Kirron Kher, Aamir Malik, Arshad Mahmud, Salman Shahid, Shilpa Shukla, Sarfaraz Ansari, Shazim Ashraf
producer: Philippe Avril, Helge Albers, Sachithandandam Sathananthan, Claudia Tronnier
production: Unlimited, Flying Moon Filmproduktion
backing: ZDF/Arte, YLE/TV1, SBS Television, Frenetic Films
distributor: Mikado, Les Films du Losange, Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Filmladen, Filmmuseum Distributie, Lumière, Academy Films, Festival Films
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