The Curfew

Directed by Shehrezad Maher

As Ayaan cares for his frail grandmother, the shards of a distant memory pierce the silence of their language barrier, shifting the resonance of his everyday encounters.

Supported by a 2024 Davey Film Grant

About Shehrezad Maher
Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Shehrezad Maher has screened her films at institutions and festivals such as Visions du Réel, RIDM, the LA Film Forum, Anthology Film Archives, UnionDocs, and Experiments in Cinema. She was awarded a 2023 Pew Fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and won the 2023 Islamic Scholarship Fund’s National Film Grant for her narrative short script, “The Curfew.” Her feature film script, “Theory of Colors,” was one of the three projects selected for the 2023 HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab and received the Melissa Mathison Screenwriters Fund and the Cinestory Feature Retreat’s Hagan Hicks Underrepresented Women’s Voices Scholarship. Her work has been reviewed by publications such as Sight & Sound, Afterimage, POV Magazine, and Scroll, among others. She studied visual arts at Bennington College and earned an MFA from Yale University, where she was awarded the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize.