WHO’S IN IT?
Riz Ahmed (Four Lions), Alyy Khan (A Mighty Heart), Sudha Bhuchar (All in Good Time), Nabhaan Rizwan (1917), Anjana Vasan (The Children Act), Aiysha Hart (Hope Gap), Hussain Manawer (film debut), Kiran Sonia Sawar (film debut), Jeff Mirza (Infinite Justice)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Bassam Tariq (These Birds Walk), director, writer; Riz Ahmed (film debut), writer, producer; Thomas Benski (American Honey), Bennett McGhee (VS.) and Michael Peay (film debut), producers; Paul Corley (film debut), composer; Annika Summerson (Postcards from London), cinematographer; Hazel Baillie (Vinyl) and Adam Biskupski (England Is Mine), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Zed (Ahmed) is a British-Pakistani rapper who resides in New York. However, when he is about to embark on a world tour, he gets an autoimmune disease which forces him to return to his Pakistani family in London, in a move that threatens to derail his promising career…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This powerful British-Pakistani tale is a passion project for star Riz Ahmed, who co-wrote the film along with director Bassam Tariq, and it seems like the payoff is set to be massive for the already prolific actor.