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Los Angeles
Date and Time: Sun, Jun 02, 10:30 am
Location: Theatre 4, Village East by Angelika, New York, NY
Director: Radha Mehta
Starring: Renu Razdan, Nikhil Prakash, Tyler Anton, Mona Sishodia
Run time: 16 minutes 8 seconds
Language: English , Hindi
Year Made: 2023
Country: India

When her son’s life is put at risk at their family’s pre-wedding ritual, a hard-of-hearing mother must decide how to seek help for her husband in order to keep her family safe.

Director : Radha Mehta
Radha Mehta is a film director, a multi-disciplinary artist, and first-gen Indian American based in Los Angeles, California. She uses her background as a musician, painter, and hard-of-hearing mother of two children to tell stories of hope from within her marginalized communities on the themes of motherhood, disability, womxn empowerment, and rising above shame within her South Asian diaspora. Radha is an MFA graduate for Film Directing at American Film Institute Conservatory, an Entertainment Lab Fellow of RespectAbility, and a scrip Winner of the M Film Lab x OpenScreenplay supported by Pillars Fund and MPAC, and a Top-3 Finalist for the 2023 Netflix/Tasveer Film Fund. She also served as an elected Board Member of The Recording Academy, co-founded the South Asian Entertainment Organization (SAMMA), and co-hosts an annual casting ABC diversity workshop that elevates South Asian talent. Radha's latest short live action film "DOSH" is currently on the film festival circuit and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short at the 2023 Tasveer Film Festival and was nominated for the 2023 ASC Heritage Award. Her other short film "Evan Ever After" is an Audience Award Winner at Florida Film Festival and Jury Prize Winner for Best Documentary Short at Out On Film Film Festival. And her previous short film "Being Gina" was a Top 3 Finalist for the WrapWomen & STARZ/Lionsgate "Telling Our Stories" Film Challenge awarded at the 2021 Power Women Summit.