PROFANE

Dir: Usama Alshaibi, 79 mins, 2010, USA (Source: Usama Alshaibi)

Muna is a young Muslim sex worker in the midst of a spiritual crisis. Searching for her “jinn,” a demon, both good and evil, that resides in us all according to the Quran, she hopes to reconcile her traditional Islamic upbringing – represented by her uneasy friendship with Ali, a cab driver – with the decadent Western lifestyle embodied by her fellow domme Mary. In this psychosexual horror story, Alshaibi combines his background in political documentary and transgressive cinema to tell an intensely personal story about the clash between Western and Middle Eastern cultures.

Screens 9pm Friday 14 October with The African Word for Summer (Dir: Chris Allery, 6:14)

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