You are invited to the presentation from FilmLAB participant of 2019 Haider Hussain who will share the mood teaser of his upcoming short film, Honeycomb. The teaser was made with the help of the ZOZ Academy Fund. The short event will entail a small presentation of the journey of the film, a small talk by the writer-director (Haider Hussain) and the lead actress (Ayisha Siddiqi). This will be followed by a screening of the teaser, and then a discussion with the audience.
The teaser presentation will be Saturday March 21 , 18.00 – 19.00 at Mono in Rotterdam. You can share you attendance on facebook.
Mariyam, a twenty-year-old Dutch Muslim heavy metal vocalist, realises
she might be pregnant. How does she reconcile this news with her
different cultural identities and, above all, tell her mother?
The film deals with the larger theme of identity and in particular its
malleability and fluidity. With the overconfidence that accompanies the
follies of youth, Mariyam thrives on keeping her two identities separate.
Mariyam’s central struggle is not so much with her pregnancy and how it
might affect her social life within the conservative bubble she lives in, but
rather what it means for her control over her worlds.