The Norwegian film What Will People Say has been selected to screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.

The film follows sixteen-year-old Nisha, who lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father discovers her deception, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example, Nisha’s parents decide to kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Here, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to her parents’ culture.

What Will People Say is directed by Iram Haq, and you can read our interview with her here. 

The screening will take place on the 20th of April. You can learn more about the festival here, and watch the trailer below.

 

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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