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The Return

Post Supervisor/Doc Cinematographer/Online Editor | Hybrid Documentary Film | 2021 | 18 min

English, Urdu

Directed by Hena Ashraf

A writer-director struggles with her profound sense of loss after the sudden death of her father, who dies while visiting his homeland of India. Hena wrestles with coming to terms with their strained relationship, by the only way she knows how: making a film.

Official Selections and screenings:


Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (Special Jury Recognition)


HollyShorts Film Festival

Dharamshala International Film Festival
Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Detroit Free Press Film Festival

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Film Stills

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