“Voice of Light” takes part in Bri­tish fes­ti­val and wins prize

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORTS -

“Voice of Light” is a short ac­tion film di­rected by Ji­braeel Abubakir. In its re­cent par­tic­i­pa­tion, it took part in the Straw­berry Fes­ti­val in Bri­tain, and the hon­orary prize was awarded to the di­rec­tor.

The story of the film re­volves around a blind man who’s a teacher in the blind school. He hears a woman’s voice on the ra­dio who’s a pre­sen­ter and is read­ing a poem loudly. The woman has a nice and at­trac­tive voice. When the blind man hears the voice, he falls in love and tries to find the woman. The ac­tor Husam Jalal plays the main role in the film.

The film is 2010’s pro­duc­tion of the Di­rec­torate of Cin­ema in Hawler. The di­rec­tor Abubakir says he was happy for his pre­miere film. Af­ter he re-edited the film in 2015, he man­aged to en­ter the Straw­berry Fes- tival in Bri­tain and win a prize as the di­rec­tor of the film. He added that the film has been win­ning sev­eral prizes since its pro­duc­tion. The movie’s plot has achieved the at­ten­tion of many au­di­ences—“that’s why I made a re-edit­ing and worked on sub­mit­ting it to the fes­ti­vals and luck­ily it yielded good re­sults in the first and sec­ond shows,” says Abubakir.

“Voice of Light” has pre­vi­ously been awarded sev­eral prizes, such as “the best sce­nario” in Hawler Short Film Fes­ti­val, and Laaw Short Film fes­ti­val. Three ac­tors of the film have won hon­orary prizes. The film has also been awarded in the Afreen Fes­ti­val in West­ern Kur­dis­tan.

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