Slam

Directed by Partho Sen-Gupta
2018
Australia, France
115 minutes
MA15+
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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 (Sunrise, SFF 2015).

Adam Bakri (Omar, SFF 2014) 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 (Lantana, SFF 2001; Sleeping Beauty, SFF 2011) is superb as the troubled police officer in charge of investigating the case.

SAT 15 JUN: Poetry Slam in The Hub, 4:45pm

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 21 - 23: Tickets also available for Slam at TFF Newcastle.

Special Guest

Partho Sen-Gupta
and members of the film team

Tickets

Sat 15 June
2:05pm
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
4pm
Casula Powerhouse
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
7:15pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Special Presentations, Festival Hits, Festival Guests
Original Title
Slam
Year
2018
Classification
MA15+
Country
Australia, France
Language
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
Director
Partho Sen-Gupta
Producer
Michael Wrenn, Tenille Kennedy, Marc Irmer
Cast
Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake, Rebecca Breeds
Screenwriter
Partho Sen-Gupta
Cinematographer
Bonnie Elliott
Editor
Annick Raoul
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Arts, Australian Films, Middle East, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
Distributor: Bonsai Films
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