In Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, two career-driven sisters (Maryam and Sam) and their newly-immigrated cousin (Ameera) must navigate the consistent — and sometimes conflicting — demands of romance, culture, work, and family. Serving both as a lighthearted reimagination of and critical divergence from the classic romantic comedy, Americanish tackles and celebrates the complex intersectionalities of womanhood by welcoming us into the world — with all its joys and tribulations — of these three marriage-aged women. Americanish meditates on the sometimes-inevitable tension that arises between competing societal and cultural norms, or between personal obligations and ambitions, with a fresh perspective, weaving from it a story that is unconventional, funny, and heartwarming.


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  • Director:
    Iman K. Zawahry
  • Screenwriter:
    Aizzah Fatima, Iman K. Zawahry
  • Producer:
    Roy Wol, Paul Seetachitt, Iman Zawahry, Aizzah Fatima
  • Cast:
    Aizzah Fatima, Salena Qureshi, Shenaz Treasury
  • Cinematographer:
    Chloe Weaver
  • Editor:
    Jesi Rojas
  • Production Design:
    Caley Bisson and Kait Murphy
  • Sound Design:
    Barbaros Kaynak
  • Music:
    Russ Howard III, DJ Rekha and Dave Sharma

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