Directed by Urooj Yazdani
Humera, an 11-year-old girl from a remote village off the coast of Karachi, Pakistan, dreams of becoming a doctor. When the only school in her community comes under threat of closure, Humera faces intense pressure to forego her education for an arranged marriage.
A Destruction follows the trajectory of Humera’s life as it reaches a critical point: she must maintain the determination to stay in school or risk falling prey to the cycle of poverty. 2019, U.S./Pakistan, DCP, in Urdu and Sindhi with English subtitles, 70 minutes. Work-in-progress screening. Recommended for 12+.
Followed by a post-screening discussion with director and producer Urooj Yazdani and cinematographer Omar Nabulsi.
Connection to Kentucky: Director/producer Urooj Yazdani grew up in Columbia, Kentucky. After graduating from high school in Adair County, she studied Biology at the University of Kentucky. She then attended graduate and medical school out-of-state before returning home to complete post-graduate training at the University of Louisville, where she is currently a resident in the Department of Psychiatry.
Festival History: Developed as part of the Tribeca Film Institute.
Flyover Film Festival at the Speed
Sunday, July 21-Thursday, July 25
The 11th annual Flyover Film Festival launches at the Speed Cinema with Kentucky premieres of five films that have ties to the Bluegrass, and all were helmed by female directors. This year’s program was not the result of a gender mandate, but instead a reflection of the quality of work submitted. As in years past, the Louisville Film Society board screened the submissions and curated the films with each member voting for their favorites. When the final tally came in, all of the top films were directed by women.
In addition to the regular Flyover Film Festival screenings, an Indie Directors Panel will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 6 pm at the Speed Cinema.
Tickets to all screenings are $7 Louisville Film Society and Speed members, $9 general admission.
Tickets to the Indie Directors Panel are free for Louisville Film Society and Speed members and can be reserved in-advance, $5 for students and filmmakers, $9 general admission tickets. ($14 total for admission to the Panel and The Short History of The Long Road screening at 8 pm can be purchased HERE).
The Flyover Film Festival is co-presented by the Louisville Film Society and the Speed Cinema. Sponsors of the 2019 Flyover Film Festival include: 21c Museum Hotel, 180 Degrees, Frances Coppola Wines, lunacy unlimited, Rabbit Hole Distilling, Republic National Distributing Company, sonaBLAST, Tafel Flying, Aloft Hotels Louisville, and Tito’s Vodka.