CHUP – by Aamera Siddiqui
Synopsis: CHUP is the story of two estranged sisters who come to terms with their relationship after the death of their mother. Having grown up straddling two communities and cultures amidst secrets and taboos, one sister, Saima has chosen to stay close to home and to her traditional Indian-Muslim values while the other has chosen a different path. She has left home, married outside of her faith and left herself open to judgment from her community. CHUP is a story about trying to find love and family in a homeland that will always seem foreign.
Setting: Garden Grove, California
Time Period: 2006