Title

So We Depart

Abstract

So We Depart is about a broken family that is abruptly reunited through a death in the family. The story is seen through the eyes of Furqan, a young Pakistani-American boy, who arrives with his mother Farida at the hospital after his grandmother’s stroke. They meet with Farida’s brother Akthar, whom she hasn’t seen in a long time. At the bedside of their dying mother, the two estranged siblings struggle to find peace with one another as they blame each other for not taking better care of their mother. Furqan observes their relationship and contemplates how he will inevitably be at the bedside of his own mother.

Publication Date

8-12-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Film and Animation (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)

Advisor

Stephanie Maxwell

Advisor/Committee Member

Franklin Deese

Advisor/Committee Member

Mark Foggetti

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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