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"Farah Goes Bang"
The story of Farah Mahtab, a woman in her 20s who tries to lose her virginity while on the road campaigning for John Kerry in 2004.
FARAH GOES BANG tells the story of Farah Mahtab, a woman in her twenties who tries to lose her virginity while on the road campaigning for presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. Farah and her friends K.J. and Roopa follow the campaign trail across historic Route 66 on their way to Ohio, the central battleground state of 2004, seizing control of this charged moment in their lives and the life of their country.FARAH updates the American tradition of the Western, telling a new trail story, in a diverse, powerful, and hilarious female voice.
Writers: Laura Goode and Meera Menon
Director: Meera Menon
Producers: Laura Goode, Danielle Firoozi, and Liz Singh
Cinematographer: Paul Gleason
About the Production:
We believe there isn't enough diversity how women are represented, both sexually and culturally. Women are basically expected to be sexual, unless they are actively choosing not to be. They are expected to be part of one cultural story or ethnic experience. Very few stories have been told about that awkward space in between all of those things. We wanted to tell a story that presented a diversified cultural portrait of girls in America, and promote an image of girls who are actively pursuing things they believe in, and in the process, shaping what exactly that is.
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