What Will People Say (Feature Film), Habaneros (Short Film)

Feature Film: What Will People Say

Saturday, Sept 8th, 2018
2:00 PM at


About the Film

Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example, Nisha’s parents decide to kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Here, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to her parents’ culture.

Nominated for Norway National Film Award – Adil Hussain

Kosmorama International Film Festival in Trondheim – Norway – Kanon Award 

Official entry by Norway for Oscars

Cast: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna

Director: Iram Haq

Iram Haq was educated at Westerdals School of Communication as art director. She has worked for many years as an actor on stage and in feature and TV films. She also wrote and starred in the short film Old Faithful which was selected for the short film competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2004. She had her directorial debut with Little Miss Eyeflap, which had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and has been traveling to numerous festivals and won several prizes. I AM YOURS is Iram’s feature debut which had world premier in Toronto film festival 2013. Iram Haq’s debut feature I Am Yours has been selected by Norway’s Oscar selection committee as the country’s best foreign-Language Oscar submission. Iram’s debut film won the main prize for best feature at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck 2013.

Runtime: 105 minutes

Language: Urdu/Norwegian

Genre: Drama

Country: Norway

Short Film: Habaneros

About the Film

How important a role does tolerance, acceptance and patience play for a young woman looking for romance in today’s political and social climate?
…Habaneros will give you some answers, or maybe leave you with a few questions of your own?!


Cast: Nalini Mirajkar, Alex Berezin, Arlyne Spella Benson

Director: Sri Mirajkar

Sri Mirajkar makes his directorial debut with the short film, Habaneros. He is a seasoned actor with a passion for theater and film-making.

Sri has acted in several lead and supporting roles on stage, in film, and on television over the past 25yrs. He has also been awarded the Best Actor at the World Music and International Film Festival, 2018. Recently he played the lead role in the real-life TV crime serial, Evil Stepmothers, airing on Investigation Discovery Channel (Season3:Episode3). He has acted in the Bollywood feature film, Partu, which was released in Mumbai and US. Sri has also directed a full-length stage play, Draupadi’s Arranged Marriage, which was staged at the DC Fringe festival in July, 2018. He can be found on IMDB as Sri Mirajkar

Runtime: 13 minutes

Genre: Drama

Language: English

Country: USA

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