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The Burqa Bride by Murray Grossan

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Filmmaker:Murray Grossan

Genre : Drama

Writer:Murray
Grossan

Sally courageously overcomes the loss of her face by wearing the Burqa. A successful face transplant transforms her, but has terrible consequences.

Synopsis:

Sally Smith is a pretty, bright, bubbly nineteen-year-old American Girl with a loving family. Her goal is to be a lawyer and help her dad. A horrible accident disfigures her. Once a pretty girl, she is now monstrous, and a recluse. She adjusts by diligent home study to become a lawyer and help others. The man she planned to marry is gone.
She discovers the Burqa. She wears the Burqa and can go out in public and return to college. She is welcomed at Moslem lectures and activities.
She learns Moslem principles of doing charity and helping the poor. She adopts these teachings and marries Wassim, her Moslem teacher. She wears the Burqa at her Moslem wedding. Sally and Wassim are as happy and loving as any newlyweds.
She is transformed again by a successful full face transplant and becomes an attractive American girl again. No need to wear the Burqa any more. Her religious husband can’t handle this change. His deep love for Sally is in tumultuous conflict with his strict religious upbringing. In despair, he leaves school without graduating and returns to Pakistan. There, he is in disgrace without his college degree and married to an American Christian. Wassim’s death is mistaken as being that of a suicide bomber.
Sally, now the widow of a terrorist, is unjustly found guilty of being a terrorist. She receives a severe jail sentence.
Sally blames her attractive face for her husband’s death and her misery. In anguish, she tears her transplant apart. Once again she is disfigured.
She uses her knowledge of law to help other jailed inmates.
Through new plastic surgery procedures her face is reconstructed. She proves her innocence, and returns to her loving family. Through her steadfast determination to adapt to adversity and be useful, she overcomes terrible hardships. The transformed Sally finds love and fulfillment.

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