When Yvonne Ridley was released after being held captive by the Taliban, her Christian mother Joyce rejoiced in the belief that the power of prayer saved her. Imagine her consternation when two years later, her daughter converted to Islam- the religion of her former captors.
This film explores with passion and humour the stresses this decision has placed on their close relationship. We see as they move through confrontation, misunderstanding, feelings of loss and fear, towards a mutual toleration; an abiding mother daughter bond holds them together.
Screening Formats: Digi Beta, Beta SP, DV-Cam
OFFICIAL SCREENING – Parvin Etesami Women Film festival, 2009 (Tehran)
OFFICIAL SCREENING – Expression en Corto Film Festival, 2008 (Mexico)
OFFICIAL SCREENING – Seattle International Film Festival, 2008 (USA)
OFFICIAL SCREENING – HotDocs, 2008 (Canada)
OFFICIAL SCREENING – Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2007 (UK)
Supported by: Scottish Screen, Scottish Documentary Institute
Watch the trailer here
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This film was developed through Bridging the Gap, an opportunity for emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.