How Can It Be

How Can It Be (2008)


The story of Zainab and Arif, who live their son, Munna, in Brooklyn. Zainab makes the complicated decision to leave her protected life and follow her heart. One of eight shorts commissioned by the United Nations on themes concerning global society.

How Can It Be Trailer

  • Konkona Sen Sharma

    as Zainab
  • Ranvir Shorey

    as Arif
  • Birsa Chatterjee

    as Munna
Sound Mychael Danna Music
Camera Declan Quinn Director of Photography
Directing Mira Nair Director
Editing Allyson C. Johnson Editor
Art Adam Stockhausen Production Design
Sound Rob Simonsen Music
Writing Suketu Mehta Screenplay
Production Marc Obéron Producer
Writing Rashida Mustafa Screenplay
Production Lissandra Haulica Producer