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Scene from "Yasmin"

“Before Sept 11th I was an Asian. Now I’m seen only as a Muslim.”

Yasmin is the exciting and emotional story of a modern Pakistani woman living in Great Britain. Proud, popular and self-confident she is trying to break through traditional rules set by her family. In the wake of the 11th of September, she and her family become victims of blatant and often violent anti-Muslim prejudice.

Yasmin gives insight into a community that exists on the other side of the street but remains a mystery to most of the white population.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Kenny Glenaan
Screenplay Simon Beaufoy
Cinematography Tony Slater Ling
Kristina Hetherington
Stephen McKeon
Joseph Carlin
Cast Archie Panjabi, Renu Setna, Syed Ahmed, Rae Kelly
Producers Sally Hibbin, Jonathan Olsberg
Production Company Parallax Independent Productions/London, in co-production with EuroArts/Berlin
Runtime 80 min
Format 35 mm, color
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals Locarno 2004 (In Competition), Edinburgh 2004, Rotterdam 2005, Cape Town 2005
Awards Ecumenical Jury Prize Locarno 2004
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Scottish Screen, Channel 4

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