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Slam MA 15+

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After the psychological thrills of Mumbai-set drama Sunrise (MIFF 2015), Partho Sen-Gupta returns with a raw look at racial divisions in Sydney’s western suburbs.

Following a proudly feminist, anti-racist slam poetry performance, young Palestinian-Australian woman Ameena Nassar (Danielle Horvat) disappears without a trace. With the media dubbing her an Islamic terrorist, and police far from helpful, her older brother Ricky (Adam Bakri, so memorable as the title character in the Oscar-nominated Omar, which screened at MIFF 2013) is thrust back into a world he thought he had escaped.

With a narrative that could’ve been ripped from the headlines, Indian-born, Australian-based Sen-Gupta’s third feature was inspired by the writer/director’s increasing dismay at the rise of xenophobic attitudes both within Australia and around the globe. Anchored by strong performances and told across parallel storylines, Slam unfurls as a battle of words – between those driven to speak out, online trolls and the easily frenzied media.

“A powerful punch to the solar plexus … notices things that others would rather just skim over, like the kind of racism that blends right in with everyday life, so well that you hardly notice it anymore.” – Cineuropa

Guests: Partho Sen-Gupta

Tickets

6441
Fri 09 Aug 9:00 pm [6441]
Slam (115 mins)
Hoyts 3 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
3541
Sun 11 Aug 3:45 pm [3541]
Slam (115 mins)
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake, Rebecca Breeds, Darina Al Joundhi, Abbey Aziz, Damian Hill, Danielle Horvat
Director
Partho Sen-Gupta
Producers
Marc Irmer, Michael Wrenn, Tenille Kennedy
Screenwriter
Partho Sen-Gupta
Cinematographer
Bonnie Elliot
Composer
Eryck Abecassis
Editor
Annick Raoul
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Bonsai

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