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The Return

Documentary

Online

2021
18
mins
India
Family
English, Urdu

A writer-director struggles with her profound sense of loss after the sudden death of her father, who dies while visiting his homeland of India. Hena wrestles with coming to terms with their strained relationship the only way she knows how: making a film.

4/28/23, 5:00 PM
Free with IMFF Badge
April 28th to May 1st
Free with IMFF Badge
Filmocracy

Hena Ashraf is a writer-director who creates character-based multi-layered narratives, showing how truly connected we all are with the specific being universal, focusing primarily on stories about migrants and migrant life, as migration is such a common, while disruptive, experience.

Born in London to Bihari Muslim working-class parents from India, she spent her early years in the United Kingdom before immigrating to America.

Hena’s work has been supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Tribeca Film Institute, the Islamic Scholarship Fund, the Norris Foundation, BAFTA Los Angeles, MPAA, Wasserman, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, an ISF National Film Grant, Telluride FilmLAB, the Caucus Foundation, Tasveer Film Fund, and more.

Hena Ashraf

Director

Hena Ashraf

Director:

Hena Ashraf

Writer:

Hena Ashraf

Editor:

Producer:

Cast:

Roshni Shukla, Shurud Shanto, Aishveryaa Nidhi

Director of Photography:

Music:

Sound Design:

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