Chained to Traditions - Global Indie Film Fest

Chained to Traditions

A film about a Pakistani girl who is married to an abusive husband in Australia. She wants to leave him but has no support from her rigid father who is a strict follower of the Pakistani culture and traditions.

It depicts the harsh realities women face in their culture and around the world. It’s a war against traditions and an entire community that her family is surrounded by.

Chained to Traditions film poster

Film Credits


Bushra Khanum

Bushra khanum, mostly known as Bia, is the director of the film 'Chained to Traditions'. The Pakistani film maker is based in Sydney. Her stories depict the harsh realities women face in her culture and around the world. Bia has been active in the media industry for almost five years. During this time she has produced a documentary and a film. She has worked as a 3D animator in award winning animated series called 'Burka Avenger' which highlights women issues in Pakastan.
Bia feels strongly for the women suffering in today's world and wishes to give them a voice through her work. The 29 year old director is set to bring change through her art.


Bushra Khanum - Writer
Larissa Skidmore-Trovato - Producer
Antony Cirocco - Producer
Renee Brack - Producer

Key Cast

Shalvi Singh - “Zara”
Rupanty Akid - “Maha”
Nalin Narang - “Ayyan”
Nripesh Ahuja - “Shahid”
Patricia Maybir - “Jamilla”


Genré: Cultural Drama
Runtime: 10 minutes 7 seconds
Country of Origin: Australia

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