The Making of The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Courtesy of our friends at IFC Films, Filmmaker has posted a short documentary about The Reluctant Fundamentalist on our YouTube page.
The film, which opens tomorrow in NYC and LA, tells the story of Changez (Riz Ahmed), a Pakistani man whose life in America was inexorably altered by 9/11. At the time of the World Trade Center attacks, Changez was a fresh Princeton grad seeking his fortune on Wall Street and, with his American girlfriend Erica (Kate Hudson) at his side, the American Dream seemed imminent. But following the attacks, a cultural divide opens between the couple and Changez’s life turns for the worst as he falls victim to racial profiling and prejudice. Gradually Changez heeds the call to return to his homeland and rediscover his heritage and culture. The Reluctant Fundamentalist was directed by Mira Nair, the acclaimed director of Salaam Bombay! and Monsoon Wedding.