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Directed by
Khushnuda Shukurova

USA / 2018 / 9

East Coast Premiere

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Two Syrian refugee siblings receive official legal documents to permanently join their father in the United States. However, when the plane lands at JFK, they are taken into custody for interrogation by Custom and Border Police.
Khushnuda Shukurova is a filmmaker with a strong interest in human rights driven stories. Born and raised in Tajikistan, she is now based in New York City. Shukurova earned a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts: Radio and Television from the School of Journalism at The University of Montana. She has directed and produced award-winning short narrative and documentary films. Her short documentary film, Nadira, aired on BBC Persia to over one million viewers around the world. Shukurova has also worked at The National Geographic Society as a video editor. Multiple documentary films that she worked on were aired on PBS Montana, including Cannabusiness, which received the Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Shukurova’s short film, Detained, was the first film funded by Breaker’s Tokit, a platform built on blockchain technology.
Cast/Featuring: Hend Ayoub, Eden Zane, Keith Dorman, Rob Giumarra, Mike Taylor
Producer(s): Alyson Thompson, Ilana Rossein
Director(s): Khushnuda Shukurova
Screenwriter(s): Khushnuda Shukurova
Cinematographer(s): Valentina Caniglia
Editor(s): Lindsey Cordero
Production Designer(s): Tara Pavoni
Composer(s)/Music: Julian Cassia
Sound Designer(s): Kia Eshghi
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