A modern and moving portrait of three generations of a Muslim-American family, I’LL MEET YOU THERE follows Majeed, a Chicago policeman, and his teenage daughter Dua, a gifted ballerina, who are unexpectedly visited by Baba, Majeed’s long-estranged father from Pakistan. 

 

Majeed is given a career-making opportunity that he can’t turn down, but it requires him to use his father’s religious devotion to gain access to the local mosque, while Dua, under Baba’s guidance, begins to question her passion for dance. The three form a tentative bond of family and cohesion that comes to a head in a surprise bait and switch by the FBI.

 

I’LL MEET YOU THERE defies storytelling conventions and stereotypes in favor of multi-dimensional characters who display their humanity at every turn. Filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal’s thoughtful writing and directing have yielded enlightening performances in a story of family and betrayal that is both unique and universal.

 

Written and directed by Iram Parveen Bilal (Josh (Against the Grain)), starring Faran Tahir (Iron Man), Nikita Tewani, Muhammad Qavi Khan, Sheetal Sheth (Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World), Shawn Parsons (Palomino & Swissy), Andrea Cirie, Nitin Madan (Brown Nation), Michael Pemberton, Samrat Chakrabarti (The Sinner), Rachit Trehan.

Please note: These special screening events are only available in North America at this time.

I'll Meet You There

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Presented in partnership with
OPEN SoCal
(Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs)

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The All Access Pass ($30) includes the complete schedule of programming for I'LL MEET YOU THERE and
 is valid for one week from the time of purchase. See below for details on the individual IMYT events, all of which can be experienced via this pass.

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Join us for "Race & Surveillance" with I’LL MEET YOU THERE. Following the screening, you will have the opportunity to hear from experts who will discuss the presence and impact of racial and religious surveillance in America. Experts will include Margari Hill of MuslimARC, Michael German of the Brennan Center for Justice, Ramzi Kassem of CUNY Clear, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates, with moderation by  Kashif Shaikh  of Pillars Fund.

 

The event was presented by the Pillars Fund with non-profit beneficiaries Muslim Advocates, whose mission is "working in the courts, in the halls of power, and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks", and CUNY Clear, whose mission is "to support Muslim and all other client, communities, and movements in the New York City area and beyond that are targeted by local, state, or federal government agencies under the guise of national security and counterterrorism."

"Race & Surveillance"
with I'LL MEET YOU THERE

 

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"Rhythms of Pakistan"
with I'LL MEET YOU THERE

 

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Join us for "Rhythms of Pakistan" with I’LL MEET YOU THERE. Along with the film , you will have the opportunity to watch and listen to performances from artists including dance and music from Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, the choreographer and dancer in the film who also plays Dua's mother.

 

This event's beneficiaries are Bedari, whose mission is "Promoting equal rights of all (including women, men, boys and girls) in society through capacity building, education and advocacy" and Race Forward, whose mission is "In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture."

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Join us for "Immigrants & Identity" with I’LL MEET YOU THERE. Along with the film, you will have the opportunity to experience a discussion on the transitional identities owing to immigration, racial, and religious interaction with new societies and cultures. The panel is moderated by Jose Antonio Vargas and includes Cristela Alonzo, Wajahat Ali of The New York Times, Zehra Fazal, Iqra Shafiq, and Leela Ladnier.

 

This evening was presented by South Asia InstituteCAPE, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, and Define American and will benefit both CAPE and Define American.

"Immigrants & Identity"
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Join us for "Workshop: Guarding the Frame" with I’LL MEET YOU THERE. Along with the film, you have the opportunity to experience a TALK FORWARD discussion with director Iram Parveen Bilal, Cinematographer Anthony C. Kuhnz, and Production Designer Michael Fitzgerald, on the challenges of creating high production value on a limited budget with specific scene and work examples featuring tools they used during production.

 

Glass Elevator, Women in Film and Seed & Spark were presenting partners for this event. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Film Fatales, whose mission is to advocate for parity in the film industry and support an inclusive community of hundreds of women and non-binary feature film and television directors nationwide."

"Workshop:
Guarding the Frame"
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ON DEMAND ACCESS PASS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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Click the button below to be taken
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Join us for the PREMIERE GALA of I’LL MEET YOU THERE. Along with the film, you have the opportunity to experience a TALK FORWARD discussion with the cast and crew of the film, including lead actors Nikita Tewani (Dua), Faran Tahir (Majeed), Muhammad Qavi Kahn (Baba), Sheetal Sheth (Shonali), Iram Parveen Bilal (Writer/Director/Producer) and more of the creative team.

This event was presented by Gold House, and the beneficiary is the National Domestic Violence Hotline, whose mission is to provide essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

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I'LL MEET YOU THERE
Premiere Gala with Cast & Creative Team

 

ON DEMAND ACCESS PASS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Access Pass ($15) includes the film 
and accompanying content, and is valid for one week from the time of purchase.

Click the button below to be taken
to our event site to purchase.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DESKTOP EXPERIENCE AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR MOBILE DEVICES.

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR YOUTH PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

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Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Iram Parveen Bilal is a creator excited to tell thought provoking stories that are socially impactful and envision an inclusive world. Her sophomore feature as a writer/director, I’LL MEET YOU THERE was in competition at this year’s SXSW and Bentonville Film Festivals among others. Bilal's first feature, JOSH (Against The Grain) was Pakistan's first film to be on Netflix and in the Permanent Selection of the Library of Congress. She also initiated the formation of the Pakistani Oscar committee and is the founder of Pakistan’s first professional screenwriting lab (QALAMBAAZ) which just welcomed its seventh round of applications from across South Asia. She is a CAPE, Film Independent & Thomas J. Watson fellow and multiple time Women in Film awardee. Eager to raise while rising and being an engineer in her past, Iram is an active mentor for women in film and tech. She believes genuine curiosity is the only antidote to fear. When she isn't telling stories, she is dancing to Bollywood tunes or nerding out with fellow Caltech engineers.