“Just A Prayer” is about Anita, a Muslim woman who seems to have everything, but who is deeply dissatisfied with her life and the path she sees ahead of herself. She makes a major decision that she believes will bring her happiness and opportunity, but that only brings her unexpected regret. Anita finds solace through a Catholic group, and a few years later, we find her living in a convent as a novitiate. The film is grounded in the present, but flows between her life now as a novice, and the events of five years ago.
Despite the controversial themes the story engages with, “Just A Prayer” is not an examination of any particular issue or religion, but more a study of one woman who is stuck living in a pattern of discontent; who lets her need to escape fuel her decisions; who despite all the faith, structure and community she surrounds herself with, is always trying to find a way not to feel so alone.
Official Selection FILMI Festival 2013 (World Premiere)
Official Selection VISAFF 2013
Official Selection Women’s Voices Now 2014
Official Selection PLAYR 2014 (Winner, Best Cinematography)
Official Selection Vixens Victorious Festival