Book Abu in your school!

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diveristy, Inspirit Foundation, Gray Matter Productions and Arshad Khan are proud to offer you an incredible opportunity: Book Arshad Khan, the film maker behind Abu, to come to your school to share his film & story for FREE! 

ABU is a journey to the centre of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism and modernity and familiarity. Learn more about the film by clicking here.

Watch the trailer here:

Arshad will be travelling across Canada from December 2018-April 2019, offering a free screening of the film and workshop.

If you wish to book him, see the list of dates & cities below; and then email Arshad at: 

Announce dates:
  • January 21st – 24th (in Ottawa)
  • January 28th- February 1st (GTA- Mississauga, Toronto, Brampton, Etobicoke, Oakville, Scarborough).
  • March 4th – 8th (Montreal area)
  • March 11th -15th (Vancouver area)
  • March 18th – 22nd (Southern Ontario – London, Sarnia, Kitchener, Waterloo)
  • April 1st- 13th (Greater Toronto Area)
  • April 16th-20th (Edmonton & Calgary)

Note: There is only enough funding for 1 workshop per community, so book early!