A darkly comic look at the life of an actress and the types of Middle Eastern roles available to her in a post-9/11 culture. Sarita is up for the coveted role of an Iraqi rape victim’s ghost in a new film. No one's seen the script or knows whether it's a serious drama or a cheap horror movie, but everyone seems to think it's perfect for her. Will she be the "Woman in Burka"?


Woman in Burka - A film by Jonathan Lisecki

Winner of the Spirit of Slamdance Award. 

An award given by the filmmakers of Slamdance 2008.  

Official Selection of:

Slamdance Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

Nashville Film Festival

Independent Film Festival of Boston

Arizona Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival


Frameline Film Festival

LA Shorts Fest

Rhode Island Film Festival


NYC Short

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

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Winner of the Arizona Film Festival Merit Award.

Winner of the Visionfest Short Subject Narrative Screenwriting Award.

Rooftop Films Summer Series

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

NJ Independent South Asian Cine Fest

Raindance Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival

Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Cucalorus Film Festival

Lone Star International Film Festival

Cancun Riviera Maya International Film Festival

Milan International Film Festival

Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series