“Raha” Short Film is to Participate in Susi Festival
The Kurdish short film of “Raha” is going to take part at the 7th edition of Susi Film Festival which is an International Film Festival to be held in Morocco on 8-11 May, 2014. Nineteen countries with 32 short films and 13 documentary films are expected to compete in the festival.
The festival is considered as one of the largest events dedicated to the cinema. It is also the site of the principal photography of many international productions.
The festival's jury brings together international writers, actors and personalities, and endeavors to reward the best Moroccan and foreign feature and short films.
"Raha" short film talks about the destiny of a Kurdish girl from west of Kurdistan who undergoes several inhumane treatments in her life: the first one, she is sold by her husband for the sake of gaining a gun and she never returns. The second one, she is lost by her brother in poker games. The third one is that she sells herself, and later her hand is cut by a smuggler in a city near the border. She is left in the lurch and can’t cross the border. This is the content of the film whose scenario is written by Ako Aziz Mirza and Luqman Sukhanawar. The idea of the film is by Masoud Arif and it is directed by Ako Aziz Mirza. The photography and light are done by Arish Yazdani. The Technical advisor and assistant director is Azad Bastan. Barham Tayeb also has played a significant role in designing works and selecting locations for the film. The product manager of the film is Kamaran Nouri. Parzheen and Dilan Taha are the stars of the film.
The duration of the film is only 13 minutes and it is a 5D product which has been photographed in 2014 by Sulaimaniya Cinema Directorate. The film is also planned to participate in the Black In- ternational Festival in Berlin and Erbil Festival which are expected to be held soon.
“I hope I have done a beautiful work. I hope the film will attract the attention of the filmmakers and spectators as well. I tried to work differently compared to my previous works. For instance, dialogues are fewer in this product,” said director Ako Aziz Mirza
Mirza is one of the most famous directors in Kurdistan Region and he has directed 15 short films, documentaries and long films until now.