shot in 35mm in the backyard of my childhood home.
i was born sarah mohammadi alikhan.
i grew up in a pakistani household and was raised watching tennis championships, ‘i love lucy’ and shah rukh khan movies. korma was the ultimate “khansolation” in my home, my first language was urdu and the Quran was the most loved literature in my family. i grew up attending islamic school until i got kicked out in the eighth grade because i was labeled as deviant and disruptive. throughout my life, i have always felt like a lone wolf without any true feel of community. too westernized for my muslim brothers and sisters, and too “other” for everybody else,
much love to my fellow westernized “others” of society.
i know you’re all out there and all i want to do is hold hands and eat some saffron rosewater ice cream with ALL of you.