October 2018

Becoming Burlesque

Director: Jackie English
Cast: Shiva Negar, Elise Bauman
Genre: Drama  Runtime: 90 mins.
FATIMAH (Shiva Negar), A young college student soon to be engineer, is a part of a conservative Muslim family. At the same time, she is a free willed independent woman who wants to accomplish as much as she can. By chance encounter she meets BECCA (Elise Bauman), a burlesque dancer and Fatimah is introduced the burlesque dance scene and sees it as a world of empowerment. However she respects her family and does not want break the customs of her faith - but cannot leave behind her new found independence.