November MYSDFILMFEST Screening – Americanish
NOVEMBER 18TH CHANNEL SCREENING:
In Jackson Heights, Queens, career-driven sisters Maryan and Sam and their newly-immigrated cousin Ameera must navigate the consistent and sometimes conflicting demands of romance, culture, work, and family.
Directed: Iman K. Zawahry
Writer: Aizzah Fatima, Iman K. Zawahry
HOW TO ATTEND:
Thursday, November 18th, 2021
*Film available On-Demand from 3:00pm (Wed) to midnight (Thurs). Grab your glass of wine, some apps and settle in for a great conversation and insights from the Filmmakers!
5:30 – 6:00pm – Mix & mingle with other guests at tables
6:00 – 6:45pm – Feature Film Q&A Begins. Hosted by Tonya Mantooth and Q&A with Filmmakers
6:45 – 7:30pm – Mix & mingle at tables after Q&A ends.
Man Zawahry– Director/Writer
One of the first hijabi American-Muslim filmmakers in the nation, Iman works to amplify the underrepresented female voice. She wrote and directed her debut feature film Americanishwith a majority female crew.
Roy Gökay Wol – Producer
A third culture kid (TCK) and p.g.a. filmmaker with a visual disability, Wol dedicates his work to elevate underrepresented communities, advocating for inclusion of A.I., and to create social impact through bridging intersectional experiences.
Paul Seetachitt – Producer
A Thai-American aerospace-engineer-turned-