A programme by Fondazione Mediterraneo to favour the mutual understanding through meetings, images and music
A black – well, a brown – comedy about all the fun a British Muslim can have in a U.S detention camp.
Neurotic, paranoid British Muslim Woody Ali sits on a plane anticipating the trip of a life time – a holiday in the land of the free, the home of the brave, the US of A. But thanks to a freak accident, Woody finds himself vacationing in America’s notorious ‘Camp Liberty’ detention facility. The camp is run by intelligence officer, Major Jeffcock Winchester - a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown and a man who vows to break all evil doers. With only the company of his cell mate, an angry convert by the name of Jeffrey Mohammed, Woody starts to question his own sanity and whether he is in fact guilty of some crime. Is he being targeted for being a suspected terrorist… or for just being different?
Dishad is a graduate of the UK National Film and Television School and currently works for a variety of Independent television companies in the UK as a Director/ Cameraman (in factual and documentary programming).
Last year Dishad produced, wrote and directed his first short comedy ‘Holly – Bolly’. The film went on to win seven awards at film festivals world wide, including Best Short at the LA Indian Film festival 2004, Best Comedy at the Portobello Film festival 2004 and Best Film at The UK Shooting People Network Film festival 2004.
It was due to the success of ‘Holly - Bolly’ that he was selected to write and direct a short film ‘Viva Liberty!’ for a major production company in the UK, IWC.
Contact Dishad through his production company www.imotion.com