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About BIFF 2024: Wakhri + Q&A

A young widowed school teacher in Pakistan becomes a viral sensation overnight after she accidentally unleashes her unfiltered opinions on social media. Her newfound fame as an influencer, however, comes with its own challenges as she tries to navigate the archaic mindsets that pervade society - all while trying to raise her 10-year-old son as a single mother.

Drawing inspiration frn extraordinary and moving tale of a brave woman fighting against the odds to live life on her own terms. om real life figures such as Qandeel Baloch (Pakistan’s first social media celebrity), Wakhri is a

The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with director Iram Parveen Bilal.

BIFF 2024 is sponsored by the Bagri Foundation.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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