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A thriller by Ayeesha Menon that plays out across London, Riyadh and Mumbai, exploring the global struggles faced by women when it comes to sexual assault and personal freedom.

As part of BBC Radio 4's Riot Girls season, a thriller by Ayeesha Menon that plays out across three locations - London, Saudi Arabia and Mumbai - exploring the struggles faced by women across the globe when it comes to sexual assault, harassment and personal freedom.

Sisters Jamila and Saira grew up in a very traditional Muslim village in India, but are now forging independent lives of their own - Jamila in Mumbai, and Saira as a student in London. Saira also works at a hotel in London, but when she is raped by a rich and influential Saudi hotel guest, the lives of both sisters are thrown into turmoil.

Directed by Emma Harding

Jamila.....Maya Sondhi
Saira.....Aysha Kala
Najma.....Fatima Adoum
Majid.....Silas Carson
Zafar.....Amir El-Masry
Clare.....Clare Corbett
Colleague......Christopher Harper
Sharon.....Jeanette Percival
Andy.....Lewis Bray
Ms Morgan.....Carolyn Pickles
John McKinley.....Tony Turner
DC Price.....Alexandra Constantinidi
Officer Megan.....Lucy Doyle
Wheeler.....Sam Dale
Jamila's Boss.....Waleed Elgadi
Guide.....Ronny Jhutti

Research Consultant.....David Rhodes, Doughty Street Chambers

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44 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Jan 2019 14:15

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