OFF DUTYDirected by Shetal Shah
- United States
- Social Issue Topics
- 10 mins
During a quiet afternoon, a Muslim American woman’s life is interrupted when she meets a pregnant homeless woman. When the police arrive, things quickly escalates and not everything is as it seems. OFF DUTY is a powerful and timely story by award-winning director and actor, Shetal Shah.
THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND.
About the filmmaker: Shetal Shah has worked at The Early Show (CBS), The United Nations and Blacksides, Inc. She was the co-creator and host of the show, InScene, for ARY TV. She got her start as a director and producer with Python/Aquarius Productions where she honed her skills creating music videos and commercials. As an actor, Shetal is an award-winning actress and Maggie Flanigan Studios/LAByrinth Theater Master Class graduate. Favorite Film and TV credits include: Arya (2005 SAMA, Best Actress), Loins of Punjab Presents, The Daily Show, and VH1 Denmark. Favorite theatre credits include: Truth Be Told (EST), Acquittal (Theatre Row), and select readings with Second Stage Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Intar Theatre, and the Indo-American Arts Council. Shetal is also a performance poet, having performed at Lincoln Center, Nuyorican Poets Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club. www.shetalshah.com
LIFE, INTERRUPTED SHORTS
The pandemic has interrupted the world including the protagonists in this shorts program.