Directed By Umar Riaz
- 15:00 minutes
- Alexis Gambis, Shruti Ganguly and Heather Jack
- Umar Riaz
- Pedro Gomez Millan
On the eve of Pakistani independence from British rule in 1947, Arastu Jan, a troubled and isolated native servant to a British master, takes a dose of poison and finds himself with ten minutes to record the confession of his brief lifetime.
Umar Riaz – Graduate 2nd Year
Umar Riaz was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. At a time of stagnation for the arts in Pakistani society, hisfamily immersed him in both Eastern and Western artistic traditions from a young age, leading him to cultivate and practice creative writing, music, photography andUrdu calligraphy as interests. After graduating from NYU's College of Arts and Science in 2009 with a degree in English Literature and Cinema Studies, Umar was allowed an opportunity to focus his diverse creative pursuits into a passion for filmmaking at the Graduate Film Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. During his time at the Graduate Film Program, Umar has written and directed four short films while also composing and performing scores as well as recording sound for numerous short films. In his third year at the program, he was the recipient of the Ang Lee Scholarship for 'exceptionally talented graduate film students.'