DIRECTOR AASHISH CHANANA WORKING ON HIS NEXT FILM BASED ON ANOTHER CURRENT TOPIC – HUMAN TRAFFICKING

November 01 16:35 2018
AFREEN addresses the messy issues of war crimes, atrocity propaganda, and child exploitation in the Middle East – And yet gives a positive message of hope: that of redemption and reconciliation

AFREEN is a gripping, suspenseful drama that addresses the global threat of Islamic extremism through the eyes of a traumatized Iraq War refugee who swears revenge upon the West, but eventually finds herself torn about her ultimate bloody decision. Starring: Samantha Kressevich, Kyle Cheesman, Raffi Atamian, Farhan Mohammed, Ashwin Maharaj, Richard Cole, Sarah Hoxie, Vince Groulx, and Rae Rondeau.

The resulting film, Afreen, reconstructs that connection – revealing disturbing ISIS activities in the heart of the modern West, showing just how close the people of Toronto came to suffering a 9/11-level catastrophe, and, most importantly, shedding light on the life of the troubled and all-too-human young woman at the very center of the terror plot.

I would consider AFREEN one of my most important and difficult projects to date. The film explores the western paranoia over radical Islam while preserving the innocence of the nonviolent Muslims. We’ve tried to show both perspectives without being biased or taking sides,” said the film director ‘Aashish Chanana’ while talking about the AFREEN.

It’s ironic that no one is right, while they aren’t wrong either! But at the end of the day, is war the “end-all?” No… never. The answer lies in communication and there can NOT be any without mutual respect. Tough, but the only solution,” he added.

On 22 October, 2016, a suicide bombing by ISIS, targeting the famed Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto, Ontario, was narrowly thwarted, with one suspect killed. Independent sources have estimated the death toll, had the attack succeeded, would have been the highest in a terrorist strike on North American soil since 9/11. For security reasons, the foiled plot has been kept secret… until now.

At once a moving drama, a breakneck thriller, a gut-wrenching war parable, and a tender love story, Afreen is a film of, and for, our uncertain and tumultuous times.

AFREEN TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mzVqADg3Ec

BEHIND THE SCENES (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50BsL

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