Hiding Divya

Filmmaker Rehana Mirza tackles the taboo of mental illness in the South Asian community in her writing and directorial feature debut. "Hiding Divya" provides a rare, realistic and poignant glimpse into the lives of three generations of women -- Divya Shah whose bipolar illness has been denied and covered up for years; her rebellious daughter, Linny, who ran away from home as an unwed teen; and Linny's 16-year-old daughter, Jia, whose emotional turmoil is buried under a veil of secrecy. Combining the deft humor of Mirza's award winning shorts with the philosophical twists of her acclaimed theatre plays, the film tells a story of denial, shame, guilt and love.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Rehana Mirza

Cast:

  • Pooja Kumar
  • Madhur Jaffrey
  • Deep Katdare
  • Madelaine Massey
  • Kunal Sharma
  • Stu Richel
  • Olivia Ordway Guerrieri
  • Norm Golden
  • Ajay Naidu
  • Anar Vilas

Writer:

  • Rehana Mirza

Producer:

  • Rohi Mirza Pandya

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