The Who and the What
US author Ayad Akhtar’s fiery, multilayered work THE WHO AND THE WHAT shines a light on Islam’s view of women and their role in society. Atlanta, US South: Afzal, a father, and his two grown daughters. The widowed, Pakistan-born patriarch has worked his way up from a taxi driver to a business owner. A Muslim who is somewhat liberwal, yet holds very rigid views, he lovingly cares for his daughters. Zarina, the older of the two, is a promising young author. But when Afzal comes upon her current manuscript, trouble ensues. Her novel humanises Mohammed. For Afzal, the issues she raises are pure blasphemy.
Duration 105 minutes, no intermission