July 30, 2008
Subira Latest screening will be at the Palm Springs Short Film Festivalin L.A. California, USA on August 26 at 11:30 am at the Camelot Theater.
July 21, 2008
July 8, 2008
Q1. What inspired you to shoot in Lamu?
Ans. To me, Lamu with its narrow and untouched streets represented the human mind in fear that keeps us small and narrow and fears expansion and growth. The town sits at the edge of the ever-expansive Indian Ocean, that to me was symbolic of the freedom and expansion that we are born to.
Q2. What made you write the story? Where you raised Muslim?
Ans. The story is a personal one that I experienced myself. No I was not raised as a Muslim. To me, the Bui Bui is again symbolic of the cage of conformity that we find ourselves in. I grew up in a British boarding school where i was sent at the age of 5 yrs in India. On coming home for the holidays, I could see things from an outsiders perspective and noticed how important the role of the society was, in keeping people to conform to one narrow way of life and if anyone wanted to be different, eyebrows were raised to keep that person in line.
July 7, 2008
It had a wonderful audience from both the local and international audiences most of who said it was of a very high quality.
Above The Writer/Director Ms. Ravneet Chadha presenting Subira Short film in Zanzibar International film Festival