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Abu: Father (2017)

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Using family archives and animation, Arshad Khan shares a deeply personal story of migration from Pakistan to Canada, self-discovery and familial reconciliation.


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As a gay man, Filmmaker Arshad Khan examines his troubled relationship with his devout, Muslim father Abu. Using family archives and movies, Khan explores his struggle with his identity and compares it to his parents attempts to fit into Canada.

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A Muslim father and his gay son search for that elusive place called home.




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18 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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One of the best documentaries of the year!
19 April 2018 | by sophieasselinSee all my reviews

Yesterday, I watched Abu for the second time. At the theatre, I met a white gentleman, in his 50s or 60s, who was also watching the movie for the second time. He had discovered ABU at Fantasia in 2017 and had been hoping to watch it again ever since. He told me the movie really inspired and moved him.

The gentleman and I agreed that the movie was even better the second time around and that we should watch it again a third time. If you haven't seen ABU yet, you should definitely go. It is a thought-provoking movie that undoubtly deserves to be called "one of the best documentaries of the year".

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