Abu

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Queer
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English
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Arshad Khan, a gay man from Pakistan, examines his relationship to his father, a devout Muslim, through a vast amount of home video footage. Arshad breaks down, how his father went from an open-minded man to a devout Muslim and searches the reasons for such a radical change in personality. Issues of psychological, sexual and physical abuse, and the pangs of rebirth through migration and through coming out, are laid bare using over 30 years of archival family footage that give a glimpse into an extraordinarily well documented family. "Abu is an open diary, a heart-wrenching story of life’s love and loss and a young immigrant’s story of identity preservation in the midst of losing everything he grew up knowing." (austinchronicle.com)