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Afreen

The first dramatic feature film to tackle the disturbing ISIS phenomenon, Afreen...

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The first dramatic feature film to tackle the disturbing ISIS phenomenon, Afreen takes an unblinking, uncompromising look at the roots of extremism, and offers difficult solutions that the governments, religions, and peoples of the world ignore at their own peril.

Two years ago, a failed attack on the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa left two men dead. Now, unbeknownst to the public, another attack plot is brewing in the city of Toronto…

… There is RAMZI, the meticulous organizer and seductive recruiter for violent martyrdom, pulling strings behind the scenes and calmly orchestrating what will surely be a bloodbath…

… There is AFEEZA, his right-hand man, a ruthless, psychopathic Islamic foot soldier who’s killed untold numbers for the cause, both in the West and in the heart of the Islamic State…

… There is TAREQ, an idealist who dreams of a better way and a better day, whose conscience is constantly pulling him away from radical Islam…

… And there is the reason Tareq can’t break away, the love of his life, AFREEN. An Iraqi refugee, traumatized and hardened by the ravages of war, she simmers with revolutionary zeal, and a burning desire to send a bloody message to the world.

Meanwhile, as personalities and motives within the terror cell clash, two Toronto detectives struggle to piece together clues and confirm their suspicions of nefarious activity in their city. Will their efforts stop the massacre, or will the outcome depend on the decisions of the plotters themselves?

Afreen is a hard-hitting, unconventional thriller and gut-wrenching drama that exposes the ugly nature of Islamic radicalization and the reality of foreign policy blowback, and raises questions of the heart, mind, and conscience about the personal cost of revenge. Equally unsparing in its brutality and hopeful in its search for redemption, the film aims to provoke stirring thought and challenging discussions about how each of us views the world.

Directed and produced by Bollywood veteran Aashish Chanana and boasting an international cast and crew, Afreen will be shot on location in Toronto this April and May

Next: Pre Production

DETAILS OF CHARACTERS:

Afreen – Canadian/Libyan (Ages - In her 20’s)

Main Lead - Protagonist
Loved Michael (Ottawa)
Young, a little naive, yet strong
Falls in love with Afeeza, gets pregnant with his baby
Wavers between radical and not radical

Afeeza – Iraqi/Canadian (Ages - 25 to 35)

Believes in strict Sharia law
The fuel to Marwa's radical fire
Reintroduces her to Ramzi 

Tareq – Canadian/Middle Eastern Decent/looks (Ages - 25 to 32)

Antagonist
Loves Marwa
Doesn’t agree with radical Islam anymore

Ramzi – Libyan/Canadian (Ages - 45 to 55)

Former Member of Gaddafi’s Legion in Chad
Lives in Toronto
Mentors radicals over internet
Has taken Marwa and Afeeza directly under his wing in Toronto

Michael (Ottawa) Shooter (as close as to the real - Michael Zehaf-Bibeau)

Accurate with real life
Outspoken
Radical
Believes west must be taught a lesson with violence.

A female Cop - Ages about 25 - 32
A Black Cop - Ages 25 - 32
A senior male Cop - Assistant Commissioner of Police (RCMP) - Ages about 45-55.

DETAILS OF CHARACTERS:

Afreen – Canadian/Libyan (Ages - In her 20’s)

Main Lead - Protagonist
Loved Michael (Ottawa)
Young, a little naive, yet strong
Falls in love with Afeeza, gets pregnant with his baby
Wavers between radical and not radical

Afeeza – Iraqi/Canadian (Ages - 25 to 35)

Believes in strict Sharia law
The fuel to Marwa's radical fire
Reintroduces her to Ramzi 

Tareq – Canadian/Middle Eastern Decent/looks (Ages - 25 to 32)

Antagonist
Loves Marwa
Doesn’t agree with radical Islam anymore

Ramzi – Libyan/Canadian (Ages - 45 to 55)

Former Member of Gaddafi’s Legion in Chad
Lives in Toronto
Mentors radicals over internet
Has taken Marwa and Afeeza directly under his wing in Toronto

Michael (Ottawa) Shooter (as close as to the real - Michael Zehaf-Bibeau)

Accurate with real life
Outspoken
Radical
Believes west must be taught a lesson with violence.

A female Cop - Ages about 25 - 32
A Black Cop - Ages 25 - 32
A senior male Cop - Assistant Commissioner of Police (RCMP) - Ages about 45-55.

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