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
The pandemic has interrupted the world including the protagonists in this shorts program.