TRADITIONAL VALUES IN A LIBERAL NATION
Caught between two solitudes — the tradition of the old country and liberal values of the West — young girls from immigrant groups face the pressure of balancing between families and aspirations.
Their parents face social censure if their daughters rebel. Or, as the title of a Norwegian film puts it, What Will People Say.
Director Iram Haq, who is of Pakistani origin, puts together an intense narrative of a struggle between a girl and her father after he discovers her making out with a boy and she is bundled off to her relatives in Pakistan. Haq explores the issue of “social control” in these culture clashes.