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Noor & Layla

Dir. Fawzia Mirza, Writ. Fawzia Mirza & Prod. Andria Wilson
13 Mins | Canada
Noor and Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women or is it the beginning? Noor & Layla is about reclaiming ritual through the love story of two queer, Muslim women, told at five different moments in their relationship, marked by the five calls to prayer (fajr, dhur, asr, maghrib, isha). The film opens at fajr, the dawn prayer, at the end of their relationship and follows a reverse chronology to the evening prayer, isha, the moment they first meet.