Pilgrimage or purgatory? Each Wednesday Amar endures a 24-mile trip on foot to the JobCentre to sign on. Today the walk is particularly grueling as he grapples with the death of his father, avoiding a phone call he's too ashamed to face.


The Team

Writer  Sophie Ellerby

Director  Michael Jobling

Producer  Anna Griffin


Adeel Akhtar  as  Amar

Harpal Hayer  as  Tanvir


  • Official Selection Flickers' Rhode Island Film Festival 2023 - World premiere
  • Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2023 - Short Film Competition - European premiere
  • Official Selection Berlin 'British Shorts Film Festival

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Short Film Funding

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Our Short Film Fund Slate

Learn more about the slate of films supported by BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding here in the Midlands.

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