Land Gold Women

Synopsis: Set in modern Birmingham, "Land Gold Women" revolves around a small British Asian family caught between their traditional past and the tumultuous, faction-driven present. Nazir Ali Khan, a soft-spoken, 45-year-old professor of History at a University in Birmingham, emigrated from India in the 1980's. He made Birmingham his home with his conservative wife Rizwana and their two children, Saira, 17 and Asif, 14. He indulges their interests in all things English and Western but now finds himself increasingly nostalgic about his roots. Saira, with a year to complete her graduation, is excited at the prospect of going to university to pursue her interest in Literature. She also hopes that this will give her more time to spend with David, her aspiring writer boyfriend. At this critical juncture in her life, Nazir finds himself feeling increasingly conflicted at the thought of his daughter going out into the big bad world. His fears are further strengthened by the arrival of his older brother
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Avantika Hari
Production: Maverick Entertainment Group

Oh! Is that so?

Let me go!

The children will be here any minute!



Let me go.

Feeling young, it seems like.

I have work to do.

Let me go, Nazir.

I come from a

family of carpet makers.

Moved here about 25 years ago

and have always been in Birmingham.

And you've been

teaching for 17 years.

My tenure finished this year.

Did you like your job?

Very much. Yes.

You have no previous convictions,

no court appearances,

never been arrested.

Even your library books have

been returned well on time.

Quite the model citizen Mr. Khan.

Can you then please try

and explain to me how

a professor of History,

a seemingly peaceful academic man

could be party to such a crime?

Do you believe you

did the right thing?


I do.

Hello beta,

- Sorry Baba! Did I

wake you? - How are you?

You're home early today?

How come?

This is unfair. If I

come early, I get asked why.

If I come late, I get asked why?

When will a man be free to do

as he wants in his own house?

Come here Saira.

Yes, papa.

Why don't you like our music?

It's not like I don't like it.

I just prefer English music.

If only you knew

what the words meant.

I understand what they mean.

They're mostly about love.

They're beautiful.

Baba! Please.

Stop it!

Stop it!

I'm enjoying my time

home with my daughter.

What's wrong with that?

Did you get my reminder?

Yes I did.


I looked at the site.

And you think? What?

Oh My God! Asif! What is this?

What happened sweetheart?


Hasina has picked up ten

new salwar suits from India.

All so beautiful!

Is the spinach good?

You're reading Antigone in school?


Is the Spinach good or not?

Ma, can you make fish tomorrow?



Hasina's niece is getting married.

I was wondering when in our house...

The Spinach is great Ma.

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Avantika Hari

Avantika Hari was born in India, brought up in the Middle East and educated in the US and UK. She graduated with a double major in Digital Arts and Economics from Stetson University Florida in 2002 and then managed her own multimedia consulting firm while studying Creative Writing and Filmmaking at Stanford University in California. Hari won the Commonwealth Vision Award presented by HRH Prince Edward in 2006 for her short film "Hat Day". Hari is a multi award winning writer and director of the English feature Land Gold Women (2011). The film is the world’s first English language feature to explore the issue of honour killing, and was released in India in conjunction with the Movement to End Honour Violence. Avantika was the creative director, and the film was produced by A Richer Lens. Avantika has created content for a variety of media, including radio (a 60 episode series about a newly married couple called “Sahil and Suchitra”), internet (“Dream for a Moment: Create Utopia”, which is an interactive web based art project), and video, including corporate videos for some of Dubai’s biggest companies and a variety of video art pieces. Land Gold Women is her first feature film. Avantika wrote the story of LGW, while doing her MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School in 2004. Her education and upbringing in different parts of the globe helped tremendously in crafting a story that weighed both Eastern and Western sensibilities. Land Gold Women has won India’s National Award 2010 for Best Feature Film in English, the Foreign Correspondent Association’s Purple Orchid Award for Best Film and the Best Script/Screenplay Award at the Asian Festival of First Films in 2009 and the Royal Reel Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Canada International Film Festival 2010. It won the Best of Show Award at The Indie Fest, USA and won three awards at the ReelHeart International Film Festival held in Toronto. The awards were, Best Film (Runner up), Best Actor and Best Cinematography. After premiering in the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of Goa in 2009 which screens 26 of the best films made by Indians in any given year, the film has received numerous nominations in various categories at International film festivals. The soundtrack of the film was nominated for an award at the East End Film Festival in 2010. The film also received a nomination for Best UK Feature for Avantika at the Festival.Avantika now runs A Richer Lens with her husband, Vivek Agrawal. She is soon to direct her second feature. more…

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