Woman in Burka - A film by Jonathan Lisecki

A darkly comic look at the life of an actress and the types of Middle Eastern roles available to her in a post-9/11 culture. Sarita is up for the coveted role of an Iraqi rape victim’s ghost in a new film. No one's seen the script or knows whether it's a serious drama or a cheap horror movie, but everyone seems to think it's perfect for her. Will she be the "Woman in Burka"?

BlackBook Magazine piece about Woman in Burka

Winner of the Spirit of Slamdance Award.
An award given by the filmmakers of Slamdance 2008.

Winner of the Arizona Film Festival Merit Award.

Winner of the Visionfest Short Subject Narrative Screenwriting Award.

Official Selection of:

Slamdance Film Festival Atlanta Film Festival Nashville Film Festival Independent Film Festival of Boston Arizona Film Festival Maryland Film Festival NewFest Frameline Film Festival LA Shorts Fest Rhode Island Film Festival Visionfest NYC Short Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival NJ Independent South Asian Cine Fest
Rooftop Films Summer Series Raindance Film Festival Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Mill Valley Film Festival Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Cucalorus Film Festival Lone Star International Film Festival Cancun Riviera Maya International Film Festival Milan International Film Festival Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series