Best Feature Narrative, 2010
Land Gold Women (India, UK, 109 min)
Directed by Avantika Hari
Produced by Vivek Agrawal
Nazir Ali Khan is a 45-year-old professor at the University of Birmingham whose greatest love in life is his 17-year old-daughter Saira. A patriarch devoted to his family, Nazir has always made decisions pertaining to the lives of each of his family members. Now that his daughter is about to finish school, Nazir considers it his responsibility to figure out her future.
A vibrant teenager, 17-year-old Saira has great ambitions for herself. She’s sure her father will support everything she does. Nazir and Saira seem, however, to be on different paths. Nazir and Saira discover how different they are from each other and this heartbreaking discovery, leads to a sense of betrayal and ultimate tragedy.