Crime Short Films
What's Left Unsaid S2: Ex-Offenders
Many ex-offenders have said that they felt stress and struggle with stigma after their release, making it difficult for them to start afresh. Not only that, some of them may face struggles and prejudice when looking for new job opportunities. While this is not a new topic, the deep set social issues are still unresolved.We hope that this episode will help the audience understand the difficulties ex-offenders face and their mindset when it comes to starting afresh, as well as the stigma when it comes to interacting with them.
After finding himself incarcerated at the age of 19, a former secret society member finds his calling as a boxer. With the help of his mentor, Muhamad Ridhwan, and the support of his family, 26-year-old Shakur is set on becoming a professional boxer, seeking redemption in the process.
Kashif and Khawar, two gangsters, pull off a deal and head to their hideout with a black duffel bag. Khawar receives a suspicious phone call and things get out of control resulting in a face-off between the two partners. Baba Jee, their vicious boss, has offered Khawar a reward to take out Kashif who is suspected to be undercover – he does not want to risk it. On the contrary, Khawar does not believe the rumours – he has known him for more than four years. Kashif has saved Khawar’s life multiple times and he believes that Kashif simply wants to run away from this life of sin and violence. He manages to convince Kashif to take the bag and flee Karachi with his wife – otherwise Baba Jee and his goons will hunt them down and kill them. Khawar bids farewell to his friend and makes his way to the exit but is met with his fate as Kashif shoots him. Kashif walks up to his almost-dead body and shoots him in the head – taking no risks. Kashif rings his commanding officer informing him of the incident who instructs him to leave the hideout immediately. He disguises himself and attempts to exit the hideout with the bag. An anonymous man waits outside for him in a rundown corridor with a pistol. The man shoots Kashif pointblank and exits the hideout with the bag – leaving behind a bloody mess. Both the rats paid the ultimate price – the price of disloyalty.
The Monster Among Us
During the Marcos Dictatorship in Negros Island, Philippines of 1985, the Magbuelas family and the Dumaan farmers face a brutal threat from the mythical creature called the Amomonggo. It is said to be the culprit behind the series of killings. One day, a corpse was again found having sustained brutal mauling. The community is forced into submission and solitude for their safety while in a non-violent struggle to protect their rights.