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Freesia (2017)

A multi-narrative journey that weaves between three families in present-day Bradford, where three worlds collide and leave a Muslim scholar fighting for his life. Yusif, the son of Mosque ... See full summary »

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Conor Ibrahiem

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Conor Ibrahiem
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Credited cast:
Aqib Khan ... Yusuf
Afsaneh Dehrouyeh ... Khadija
Matthew Thomas Matthew Thomas ... Zac
Mohammed Rafique Mohammed Rafique ... Rehman
Irfan Nazir Irfan Nazir ... Ghalib
Amir Rahimzadeh ... Nazir
Abas Eljanabi Abas Eljanabi ... Idris
Mouna Albakry ... Reema
Mino Fourket Mino Fourket ... Nyal
Chris Madej Chris Madej ... Mark
Samantha Mesagno ... Sally
Ken Taylor ... Reverend Rushton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zehan Ahmed Zehan Ahmed ... Accountant
Bushra Almari Bushra Almari ... University Student 2
Chris Brailsford ... DC Fairbairn
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A multi-narrative journey that weaves between three families in present-day Bradford, where three worlds collide and leave a Muslim scholar fighting for his life. Yusif, the son of Mosque scholar Rehman, is doing his best to keep his dad's dream at arms length. Zac is from a White working class family whose troubles hit fifth gear due to his radical behaviour. Khadija is second generation Iraqi and a recent graduate in Politics whose ambitions are about to be put to the test. Fuelled by yet another grooming case making the headlines, they must face the storm before the calm - and they call it 'Islamophobia Written by Conor Ibrahiem

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islamophobia | social realism | See All (2) »

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Hate is easy - to understand takes courage. Islamophobia.

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Drama

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A Dying Call
Written by Umayr Shaffi (composer) and Conor Ibrahiem (lyrics)
Performed by Rose Wheeler
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Very timely piece
20 January 2018 | by free_spirit-00035See all my reviews

Very well put together. Has the viewer guessing all the way through. And very timely piece reflecting some real issues and feelings at grass roots level. A fantastic first attempt at covering a very controversial topic.

The parallels drawn between the actual real life Islamophobic incidents are very powerful. A future dimension to add to this would be to cover the links between the Islamophobia and radicalisation. The stabbing victim was outstanding, both in terms of the character he played and the balance try to bring to the mosque Council (and finally to his son) and as an actor. The film should be used for myth busting in schools, breaking down stereotypes, building mutual understanding between communities, particularly in communities/areas where BNP and EDL have got support.

Overall extremely impressed with the powerful message and important message that they've managed to achieve within a minimal budget and limited time.


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