27 min | drama | 2013 | India, UK

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Aabida

Technical Specifications


  •    Color
  • ​   Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • ​   Language: Hindi/ Urdu/ English
  •    Subtitles: English



WRITER & DIRECTOR: Maaria Sayed


​Synopsis

After the death of her husband, Aabida's life takes an unconventional turn. 


Acquired by Indieflix and available on Amazon Prime. 

Screened at cinemas in Washington DC, under the Islamic Society of North America

As an education initiative, it travelled across the middle east and refugee camps under 'Women Bought and Sold: Voices United Against Violence' as the award winner for the 2014 segment of 'Women Voices Now' based in LA. 


FESTIVALS/ AWARDS

ImagineIndia, Barcelona, Spain, 2015 - Official Selection 

Indian Film Festival, Ireland, 2015 - Official Selection​

Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany, 2015 - Official Selection
Women Voices Now (LA) 2014 - Best Film Award

Izmir Kisa Film Festival, Turkey, 2014 - Official Selection
Kazan Film Festival of Muslim Cinema, Russia, 2014 - Official Selection

Saga, Stockholm women's film festival, Sweden, 2014 - Official Selection

IAWRT, Asian Festival, Delhi, India, 2014 - Official Selection

Aligarh Film Festival, 2014 - Best Actress and Best Short Film Award

Women Freedom Centre, Vermont, 2014 - Official Selection

20th WOW, Women's Australian Film Festival, Sydney, 2014 - Official Selection

 Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, Schull, Cork, Ireland, 2014 - Official Selection

Women@Work Film Festival, Ahmedabad, India, 2014 - Official Selection

NDU International Film Festival, Lebanon, 2014 - Official Selection​

50th ISNA Convention, Washington DC, 2013 - Official Selection
Mumbai Women's Int Film Festival, 2013 -  Best Short Film Award
London Feminist Film Festival, UK, 2013 - Official Selection
Smita Patil Short Film Festival, Pune, India, 2013 - Official Selection
20th IPTA National Theatre Film Festival, India, 2013 - Official Selection

​International Women's Film Festival, Berkeley, USA, 2019







Credits

Writer & Director: Maaria Sayed

Producer:  Vidit Chitroda

Director of Photography: Eeshit Narain

Editors: Maaria Sayed | Alessandro Alpini

Music Composer: Zubin Balaporia

​Production Designer: Abhijeet Takur

Sound Editor: Shashank Savant​



Cast

Aabida Sheikh: Lubna Salim

Muneer Sheikh: Dananjay Singh

​Journalist: Neha Singh

​Trainee Reporter: Siddhart Dudeja

Shekhar: Capt Sanjay Nath

​Neighbour: Muskrat Mehboob Mumin