35th FIFF to screen films on Syrian, Iraqi crisis

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TEHRAN, Apr. 15 (MNA) – The 35th Fajr International Film Festival has devoted an entire section ‘Broken Olive Trees’ to the screening of top movies on the ongoing war against terrorism in Iraq and Syria.

The non-competitive section is intended to shed light on the ongoing war against terrorism in Iraq and Syria. It also seeks to ensure that different voices and perspectives be heard and seen about the ongoing war against ISIL in the region.

At least 10 films of all genres will premiere in this year’s section. According to the Secretariat of the annual event, the lineup is as follows:

Kuweires, My Little Homeland (2016)

1h 18min | Documentary

Director: Saeed Sadeqi

Country: Iran | Syria

Language: Persian

Storyline: It is 2012 and Shalis has to make the most important decision in his life. He is 19 years old and wants to join the Air Force at the Kuweires Airport. His decision coincides with the war in Syria.

From Hasakah with Love (2016)

10min | Short Film

Director: Mohammad Farahani

Language:  English, Kurdish

Country: Iran

Storyline: A girl that her family had been murdered is all alone in the city. In order to show her protest, she has decided to burn herself in front of an internet connected camera.

Alan (2016)

20min | Short Film

Director & Producer: Mostafa Gandomkar

Country: Iran

Language: Kurdish

Storyline: War has displaced many Kurdish, Syrian and Iraqi families. This film is the story of a day in the life of Abdullah, Reyhanand and their kid Alan before displacement.

August (2014)

1h 20min | Drama

Director & Writer: Ahmad Zaeri, Mohammad Esfandiari, Maria Moati

Country: Iran

Language: Kurdish, Arabic, English

Storyline: This film is about an Iraqi father, a Syrian kid and a Kurdish Mother caught in the middle of the war. The film starts from 2015 and every episode is a prequel chronologically.

An Iranian Apostate (2015)

48min

Writer & Director: Hamid Abdollahzadeh

Country: Iran

Language:  Arabic

Storyline: The movie is about arresting an ISIS militant, who has killed 1700 people in one day.

The Last Supper of the Levant (2016)

70 min | Documentary

Writer & Director: Mohammad Ghan’e Fard

Country: Iran, Syria

Language: English, Persian, Armenian, Arabic

Storyline: Following the attack of al-Nusra front in an ancient Christian village around Damascus, 12 nuns are kidnapped from a monastery.

Kech

15min | Short Film

Director & Producer: Mehrdad Hasani

Country: Iran

Language: Persian

Storyline: In a war-torn region, a wounded nurse is trying to save a little girl from rebels.

The Black Flag (2015)

1h 2min | Documentary

Director, Producer: Majed Neisi

Country: Iran

Storyline: At the forefront of the war against ISIS; Syed Ahmad and Syed Jafar are fighting in Jurf Al Sakhar area in Iraq along with their troops.

Babaei (2017)

1h | Documentary

Writer & Director: Mozaffar Hosseinkhani Hazvareh

Country: Iran

Language: Persian

Storyline: Alireza Babaei, a university staff who is studying for his degree, decides to go to Syria and fight ISIS in order to defend the Ahl al-Bayt….

The Dark Wind (2016)

1h 29min

Director: Hussein Hassan

Country: Iraq, Germany, Qatar

Languages:  Kurdish

Storyline: The young Yezidi couple Reko and Pero gets separated when ISIS attacks their village in the Shingalregion of Iraqi Kurdistan. The terrorists murder many villagers and sell Pero in a slave market.

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