FEATURE EVENT • Vancouver Premiere | Thurs February 7 • 7:30pm
a benefit for ATIRA
♦ British Association for Film & TV (BAFTA) nominee:
Outstanding Debut by a British Director ♦
♦ Winner: Best screenplay Brooklyn Film Festival ♦
Followed by a Skype Q&A live from the UK with lead actor Shiraz Haq
SYNOPSIS: I am Nasrine is an intimate journey of self-discovery and ultimately reveals the unfolding of a soul. Set in modern day Tehran, and the UK, the film follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother in a comfortable, middle class Iranian home. Arriving in Britain, their fate and their future are far from certain.
Things spiral further out of control when an unimaginable tragedy occurs. Nasrine must discover an incredible courage within her to accept what fate has dealt her; discovering that the end of her journey is really just the beginning. Can hope, simple untainted hope, overcome the darkest of tragedies?
I Am Nasrine explores these questions and more, and offers answers that are sure to surprise. “A Life enhancing Film. An important and much needed film” Sir Ben Kingsley.
Atira Women’s Resource Society is a community based not-for-profit organization that supports women and children who have been affected by violence / abuse. Through education, outreach and driven by our feminist philosophy Atira is an active voice in the struggle to end men’s violence against women and children. Since 1983, Atira Women’s Resource Society has and continues to provide a range of services in BC’s lower mainland including:
· 15 housing and shelter programs
· Legal Advocacy
· Stopping the Violence Counseling
· Homelessness Outreach Support
· Self Employment Initiatives
· Community Kitchens
· Senior Women’s and Aboriginal Women’s outreach services
· Community health care services
This event is supported by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement