story.

AWAKEN is an short film about RAKHI SINGH, who has reluctantly put her mom, UMA SINGH, into a “care center” after exploring other options for her Alzheimers Disease. Uma isn’t taking well to it, and the facility is at a loss for next steps.

 

Rakhi brings her mom home in hopes of comforting her and helping her reset, only to learn that it’s not only unhelpful, but also breaking her family apart. But when Uma disappears, Rakhi finds her lost in a moment from her past, paving the way for a solution. It’s not an easy one, but it’s something.

 

about.

Starring Parminder Nagra, Vee Kumari and Seamus Dever
 

Written and Directed by Leena Pendharkar
 

Produced by Reena Dutt
 

Cinematography by Daud Sani

Edited by Eileen de Klerk
 

Production Design by Alex Wilt
 

Original Score by Raashi Kulkarni

screenings.

FESTIVALS:

Venezia Shorts Italy
March 22-29, 2021

Toronto International
Women in Film Fest
,
Monthly Edition

HollyShorts Film Festival
November 9-15, 2020

Tasveer Film Festival,
October 31, 2020

Boston Asian Film Festival,

October 21-25, 2020

Tallgrass Film Festival,
October 16-25, 2020


Boston Women's Film Festival
,

October 8-18, 2020

 

Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Film Fest,
October 10, 2020


Cinequest, Online,
October 1-14, 2020

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
,
Sept 24-Oct 31, 2020

South African Independent Film
Festival Virtual Edition
,

Aug 14-30, 2020

International Film Festival of
South Asia,Virtual Festival,

August 6-16, 2020

Austin Asian American
Online Shorts Fest
,
June 11-17, 2020

 

CAAMFest
Virtual Showcase
,
May 13-22, 2020


Los Angeles Asian
Pacific Film Festival--
Virtual Showcase
,
May 4-8, 2020

Cinequest Film Festival,
March 6,12, 14, 15, 2020

Seattle Asian Film Festival,

February 22, 2020 4p

Micheaux Film Festival,
Los Angeles
,
February 22, 2020 12:15p

 

contact.

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