Synopsis of the film:

UNFREEDOM is an urgent contemporary thriller about a society torn apart by political, religious, and sexual turmoil. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, the film juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance, one of which follows a Muslim terrorist attempting to silence a liberal Muslim scholar, while the other is about a young woman who defies her devout father and escapes an arranged marriage because she is secretly embroiled in a taboo lesbian romance. In this searing portrait of the polarized world we live in, all four characters go to their absolute limit—and beyond—in their struggle to defend their deeply-held and conflicting viewpoints on freedom, faith, family and love.

About the Director:

DirectorRaj Amit Kumar graduated in Masters of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies from City University of New York (CUNY) in 2006 where he received the George Custen Memorial Award for Academic Excellence.

His talent and intellect has also been commended with awards such as the National Scholarship of India for Academic Excellence, and the First Prize in Faculty Screenwriting Award at University of film and Video Association (UFVA) 2009 (for the script of Unfreedom).

He finished his Ph.D. coursework in Cinema and Media studies at Southern Illinois University (SIUC) and began work on his first feature length film Unfreedom.

Amit is also a media academic, teacher, and writer. He has taught cinema theory and history at both his alma maters, CUNY and SIUC, between the years 2005 to 2009. His writings and research papers have been published and presented at various conferences.

Raj Amit Kumar has written the story, co-written the screenplay and is the producer and director of the film Unfreedom