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Synopsis

A young Muslim activist and slam poet goes missing in this tense Sydney-set mystery with a sharp perspective on Islamophobia by Partho Sen-Gupta.

Adam Bakri (Omar) stars as Ricky, a Sydney café owner and Muslim refugee who is proudly assimilated into Australian culture. Ricky is estranged from his sister Ameena (Danielle Horvat), a hijab-wearing, politicised slam poet who is unafraid to air her views on Australian society. When Ameena disappears after a gig one night, Ricky is forced to revisit his internal conflicts over his own identity as he and his mother desperately search for her. When the right-wing media seizes on the story, speculating that Ameena has fled the country to join the Islamic State, the family suffers a barrage of scrutiny – even as they fear it could be true. Rachael Blake is superb as the troubled police officer in charge of investigating the case.

Running Time 1hr 56m
Rating M | Mature
Cast Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake, Rebecca Breeds, Darina Al Joundi
Director Partho Sen-Gupta

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