Make Me A Houri is a narrative about two women who have passed on. After experiencing grave punishment, Asmara desires to transform into a Houri, a virgin of paradise granted to virtuous men in the afterlife. Safia, who had never married, assists her with this endeavour. It is a story of two women seeking to defy the external forces governing their bodies. Make Me A Houri blends poetry, stylised physicality and unusual anecdotes to explore the relationship between the realms of the sensual and the spiritual, the mystical and the material.
“Emina Ashman was a whirlwind of passion, wisdom and elemental emotion.” – Girls on Key
“some of the performers(...)Joseph, especially – are natural comediennes” – The Age
Approx running time :70 mins + a Q&A