“...AND THUS I WAS BORN”
"...And Thus I Was Born" was directed and produced by independent film-maker Soran Mardookh. The film takes place in the mountainous area's of Kurdistan, centring around a bunch of people who all have their own independent and individual goals to work after and how their lives occasionally intertwine.
Mr. Rahimi, an operator of a mobile library, goes around selling books to children, a passion for learning and enlightenment in his mind. Dervish, a young labourer, squanders around villages in winter, working with a group of preachers and evangelists only to loose them at some point, embarking on a search to catch up with them. A young teen, who's sister goes into labour, goes to the nearest village to ask for a doctor. However; an unfortunate event occurs in the process. A young soldier, guarding an isolated tower, writes and sends several romantic letters to the girl he loves with the hopes of her one day writing back.
"And Thus I Was Born" is a wonderfully thought-out film that coincides with the normal theme of war that usually prevails in Kurdish films, taking a spin on a multi-character story with several different themes, showcasing a series of ironic and thought provoking short stories.