Open Doors: Screenings
Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters)
1979. Ayesha, a widow haunted by the horrors of Partition, lives in Charkhi, a Punjabi village in Pakistan, with her 18-year-old son, Saleem. He is madly in love with Zubeida, an independent woman, until the arrival of two strangers from Lahore, preaching extremist Islamic values. Swept up by this new religious fervor, Saleem breaks up with Zubeida and begins to carry a gun, forcing Ayesha to look back at her past.