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MIFF has arrived on the international film festival circuit with a mission to celebrate and amplify the diverse voices that explore the rich tapestry of Muslim experiences via the medium of film. This first edition showcases the breadth of Muslim storytelling with premieres of acclaimed new features set throughout the world including the UK, Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Jordan and Sudan.

The festival runs in London from May 30 to June 2.

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Goodbye Julia
Goodbye Julia
Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home.
Behind The Mountains
Behind The Mountains
The story of a man who violently breaks free from his banal environment, evading society with its principles, codes and institutions.
Sky Peals
Sky Peals
A lonely man starts to piece together the story of his estranged father after his death and discovers the older man didn't believe he was human.
Hesitation Wound
Hesitation Wound
A criminal lawyer faces difficult moral and emotional choices.
A fateful night in the life of a father and son after a kidnapping goes awry.
Empty Nets
Empty Nets
A man and a woman from two different social classes keep their relationship a secret as the man struggles to raise a dowry.
In Camera
In Camera
An actor struggles with the various roles he is juggling in life.
In Taliban controlled Afghanistan, Laili walks into a Chadari store in Kabul to buy her first full body veil and face a new future.
Inshallah A Boy
Inshallah A Boy
A mother fights for her rights in a partriachal system after her husband's death.

Muslim International Film Festival Features

An island in the darkness
Moin Hussain on creating the world of Sky Peals
Command performance
Naqqash Khalid on modern masculinity, blank slates and 'anti-acting' in his debut In Camera
Rights and wrongs
Amjad Al Rasheed on patriarchal structures and female empowerment in Inshallah A Boy
All the hidden colours
Elham Ehsas on life for women under the Taliban, and Yellow

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