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SCREENING#1
MONDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2022
20:00-22:00

Address
Alfred Sküll Gallery, Alpacastraat 29, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Tickets

Entry is free and includes a drink! Reservations are not required, but optional. Reserve your seats here.

 

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Thunder (Ukraine) by Orest Smylanetz

 

Synopsis: This film was shot during the air raid on the 77th day of Russia's aggression against Ukraine Running time: 00:01:00.

 

Selections/awards: Venice Film Week.

 

About the director: Orest is an independent filmmaker from Ukraine. He became a film director because he found cinema to be the most universal language of mankind. He got his education by practicing with different types of shootings for over 9 years.

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The Primal Bodies (Iran) by Soheil Chivaee

 

Synopsis: This fragmented body… usually manifests itself in dreams when the movement of the analysis encounters a certain level of aggressive disintegration in the individual. It then appears in the form of disjointed limbs, growing wings and taking up arms for intestinal persecutions. Running time: 00:03:00.

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I Won’t Remain Alone (Iran) by Yaser Talebi

 

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Synopsis: An old disabled couple living in a small village in the northern part of Iran, face an unfathomable tragedy when their youngest son falls into a coma after an accident. Defying the Islamic traditions of burial, overcoming problems of red tape, and turning devastation into hope, the parents agree to donate their son’s organs. Five years after their brave decision, a film crew visits them and records their slow path of reconciliation with death – or rather, their acquaintance with eternal life. Running time: 00:15:00.

 

Selections/awards: Tehran Int Short FF, Mammoth Lakes FF, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, and more.

 

About the director: Yaser Talebi (1982, Northern Iran) is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor who has also made his name as a creative director. Yaser is a member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association (IRDFA), and his films have been screened at festivals worldwide and won numerous awards.

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Clone IX - Medanit Yeleshim (Ethiopia) by Abel Mekasha

 

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Synopsis: A spaceship with an apartment full of hibernation chambers travels through space, in which a reincarnation of a woman as a doll wakes up. As she remembers her past, a psychedelic deflection of reality occurs when the spaceship comes near a black hole. Running time: 00:02:41.

 

Selections/awards: New Jersey Independent FF (Best Music Video).

 

About the director: Abel Mekasha (1999) is an ethiopian Filmmaker who has workes on Television, cameraman, producer assistant. In 2020 he presented Omnipresent, a film screened at the Marche Du Film de Festival de Cannes, and other film events in Europe and United States. His first feature Superno, has turned into the most awarded film in Ethiopian film history. The film has received recognitions in Italy, United States, Russia, among others.

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Letter To My Mother (Iran) by Amina Maher

 

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Synopsis: A heartfelt letter to tell a mother the most painful of secrets. Amina Maher, who in 2002 was the young protagonist of 'Ten' by Kiarostami is now a transgender director who tries to make her voice heard, understood, and be understood. Running time: 00:19:33.

 

Selections/awards: Kasseler Dokfest Lovers FF, Sparrowland Short FF Brisbane (Best Documentary Film), LGBTQIA+ FF, Ontario International FF (Best International Documentary), Verona IFF (Best Experimental Film), Beirut International Women FF (Best International Short Film), and more.

 

About the director: Amina Maher (Tehran, 1992) is an Iranian queer filmmaker whose works deal with themes of social taboos and gender-identity in relation to violence and power structure. She began her cinematic activity as the main protagonist in Abbas Kiarostami's "Ten” which featured the real-life relationship between Amina and her mother. Her multi-awarded short film, Letter to my mother, was part of the competition at numerous international film festivals.

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Rebel Hall (Iran) by Hassan Mokhtari

 

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Synopsis: We cross infinity with every step; we meet eternity in every second. A History book, An experimental digital video art. Running time: 00:01:22.

 

About the director: Born in Mianeh, Iran, Hassan studied Software Engineering And Translation. He works as a screenwriter, director and video artist. has directed more than 10 experimental short film, video art and documentaries. His acclaimed films "Mutual Coffin" and "Dancing With Rainbow" participated in over 30 festivals around the world. "Dancing With Rainbow"" was selected by the BIFF (Oscar Academy Award Qualifying Film Festival) for the 2021 Finalist and it was selected for one of the Best Documentary Short Film in Calcasieu, USA 2021.

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Beloved (Iran) by Yaser Talebi

 

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Synopsis: Eighty-two-year-old Firouzeh is not afraid of hard work. From dawn to dusk, the fiercely independent herder takes care of her beloved cows in the mountains of Northern Iran, without any access to electricity, gas or phone. Married at a young age to an older man, she's long been a widow, and none of her 11 children ever come to visit. But she enjoys her solitary life in harmony with nature, and won't hear the well-meaning advice from nearby villagers that it's maybe time to retire. No matter the difficulties, this indomitable woman will always choose her hard-won freedom over comfort among people. Running time: 00:54:00.

 

Selections/awards: IDFA, Berlinale FF.

 

About the director: Yaser Talebi (1982, Northern Iran) is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor who has also made his name as a creative director. Yaser is a member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association (IRDFA), and his films have been screened at festivals worldwide and won numerous awards.