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Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Though her friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront the powerful feudals in Nusrat’s village, Fatima travels there to investigate. Will the trials and tribulations deter Fatima’s resolve? Will the quest challenge an already complicated romantic relationship? Josh: Against the Grain Is the story of Fatima’s search for a dangerous truth in Nusrat’s feudal village. It is the story of the biggest challenge to Pakistan’s still reigning feudalism: the country’s youth.
2015 TCU Pakistani Film Festival
2014, Permanent Selection, US Library of Congress
2014, ARY Best Independent Film Award
2014, Best Story & Best Film, DCSAFF
2014 Dhaka International Film Festival
2014 Love, War & Other Longings (Harvard-MIT Pakistani Film festival)
2014 Nominated, Best Political Film; Hamburg International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2014 DCSAFF
Official selection, 2013 London Indian Film Festival
Official Selection, 2013 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Official Selection, 2013 Hidden Gems Festival
Official Selection, 2012 Women In Film Finishing Fund
Official Selection, 2012 Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI).
Official Selection, 2012 Top 15 Recommended Films, Film Bazaar.