This is a repeating eventoctober 3, 2020 3:30 pm
Director/Writer: Bassam Tariq | 90-mins. | UK/USASuper Channel FUSE: This film will not be broadcast.Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre: Saturday, Oct. 3 @ 3:30pm | Tix: $5 |
Director/Writer: Bassam Tariq | 90-mins. | UK/USA
Drama. MOGUL MOWGLI is the debut narrative feature from award-winning documentary filmmaker Bassam Tariq. It follows the story of a rapper (Riz Ahmed) who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck with an illness that forces him to face his past, his family, and the uncertainty of his legacy.
British star Riz Ahmed and American-Pakistani auteur Bassam Tariq had a meeting of minds. “Riz saw my first film, THESE BIRDS WALK, and we wanted to work together,” said Tariq. “MOGUL MOWGLI grew out of conversations Bassam and I had over a few years, about coming from a certain background, economically and culturally, and now earning our lives as artists.”
That shared background is not just Pakistan and Islam. It is about growing up in the West as part of a minority community — Ahmed on the streets of London, Tariq in Queens, New York. They both knew what it was like to dream of artistic endeavor, while also being conscious of your family history, the outlook of some of your parents, cousins, and siblings, being elsewhere.
“We wanted to tell a story about the tension that exists between pursuing your own ambitions and connecting to the people that matter — yourself, your family, your loved ones.” – Bassam Tariz (Director/Writer)
Print Source: Pacific Northwest Pictures
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