Uyghur filmmaker makes debut at independent film festival




By Anne Kader



Gülnigar Nurhikim, a Uyghur director, filmmaker, producer, and Cinematographer, has made her first movie – Molly. It is a historical war fiction filmed at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and set in the early autumn of 1918 when the United States enters WW1 overseas and grapples with the Spanish Flu at home. 


“My short film, set in the American World War I and Spanish Plague era, was selected for this year’s Hollywood Independent Film Festival. It will be screened at LA Live/Regal Cinema, the largest movie theater in Los Angeles, on Saturday the 25th at 3:00 p.m.” Nurhikim writes on Facebook.



Nurhikim with the film crew (Nurhikim FB)


Molly was featured Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival on February 25th.