Tracing labor migration to the Middle East and the micro impacts of large shifts such as the neoliberalization of the Sri Lankan economy in the 70s, the film challenges monolithic narratives of personal history and middle class Muslim upbringing through popular culture and anecdotal, intimate recollections.
About the director:
Abdul Halik Azeez. Director, producer. His work examines technologies of power as mediated through contemporary culture, narratives of progress, lived experiences, and media. His multidisciplinary practice predominantly draws from post-war transformations that have impacted Sri Lanka, such as the effects of gentrification, tourism and renewed ultranationalist politics. Abdul Halik Azeez also works collaboratively with The Packet and other artists from Sri Lanka and elsewhere.