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Untamed

A poignant documentary that explores suppression and female empowerment.
5/5

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Directed by Phil Makini, ‘Untamed’ is a short documentary that explores the suppressed life and subsequent freedom of Suadi actress/model Nausheen Ahmed. The film delves into the challenges she has faced in her personal life, whilst holding on to her identity and aspirations. A poignant documentary that showcases themes of female empowerment, relationships, society and culture.

The 9-minute film is constructed with a series of interviews with Nausheen Ahmed. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, where women’s liberties are restricted, Nausheen sought inspiration from a Bollywood actress to pursue her goal of becoming an actress. After immigrating to the United States, Nausheen embraced her freedom, flourishing identity and career. The film is intercut with a portfolio of her work as a model/actress. The short takes a sobering turn when she discusses the heartbreak of a relationship, where the man desired her identity to be caged once again.

Phil Makini has created a touching documentary that examines the suppression that many women across the world are experiencing. Nausheen Ahmed is endearing to watch from start-to-finish – her courage to speak out is inspirational and commendable. This documentary will hopefully motivate like-minded women to follow their dreams and seek personal freedom. Visually, the film is beautifully shot with outstanding cinematography throughout. Sound, post-production and music are of an exceptional standard. An important documentary. Highly recommended.
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Untamed

A poignant documentary that explores suppression and female empowerment.
5/5

Review

Directed by Phil Makini, ‘Untamed’ is a short documentary that explores the suppressed life and subsequent freedom of Suadi actress/model Nausheen Ahmed. The film delves into the challenges she has faced in her personal life, whilst holding on to her identity and aspirations. A poignant documentary that showcases themes of female empowerment, relationships, society and culture.

The 9-minute film is constructed with a series of interviews with Nausheen Ahmed. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, where women’s liberties are restricted, Nausheen sought inspiration from a Bollywood actress to pursue her goal of becoming an actress. After immigrating to the United States, Nausheen embraced her freedom, flourishing identity and career. The film is intercut with a portfolio of her work as a model/actress. The short takes a sobering turn when she discusses the heartbreak of a relationship, where the man desired her identity to be caged once again.

Phil Makini has created a touching documentary that examines the suppression that many women across the world are experiencing. Nausheen Ahmed is endearing to watch from start-to-finish – her courage to speak out is inspirational and commendable. This documentary will hopefully motivate like-minded women to follow their dreams and seek personal freedom. Visually, the film is beautifully shot with outstanding cinematography throughout. Sound, post-production and music are of an exceptional standard. An important documentary. Highly recommended.
Untamed Short Film

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