IMAD'S CHILDHOOD + SHORTS
FRIDAY, 22 APRIL 2022
20:00 - 22:00
This screening session features 4 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Tickets are only 6€ per session, and include a free drink at the Studio Skoop bar afterwards. *All proceeds go to The Bigger Screen, an international organisation supporting independent filmmakers.
KIT (BELGIUM) BY ANTE PASK
Synopsis: An 11-year-old boy decides to set out alone, on an unknown adventure where nothing will stand in his way. The only thing he takes with him on his journey is a ladder. Running time: 00:11:19.
About the director: Ante Pask is a young Belgian filmmaker and Master student at RITCS School of Arts. She is familiar with both documentary and fiction films. Her Bachelor film ‘Daydreamers’ premiered at the Leuven International Short Film Festival and afterwards also played at the JEF Festival.
STRUCK (LEBANON) BY SARAH KASKAS
Synopsis: One year after the Beirut Port explosion, director Sarah Kaskas narrates her trauma through a collage of her fragmented memory. Together with the voices of survivors, they attempt to process their collective grief. Running time: 00:06:07.
About the director: Sarah Kaskas is a Lebanese/American filmmaker, music composer and film educator. In 2016, Sarah co-founded Karaaj Films, an independent production company which focuses on documentaries and fiction films dealing with identity and marginalized communities in Lebanon. Under Karaaj Films, Sarah has written and directed the short documentary “Bread and Tea (2016)” and the feature documentary “Underdown (2018)" - both award winning films selected at festivals such as IDFA, EIFF, DOXA and Mostra.
A STORY THAT DOESN'T HAVE TO DO WITH ME (U.S.) BY KYMBERLY MCDANIEL
Synopsis: "As I seek to connect with my partner about their queer and feminist research in bioarchaeology, a conversation emerges about what is left behind after death." Running time: 00:07:03.
IMAD'S CHILDHOOD (SWEDEN) BY ZAHAVI SANJAVI
Synopsis: Imad, a five-year-old Yazidi child, is released from ISIS captivity after two and a half years. During this time, ISIS has brainwashed Imad and he considers himself one of the ISIS fighters. His eyes still emanate innocence, but he shows no other feelings than hatred for his mother and resentment towards those around him. Will Imad's family be able to help him overcome his trauma and become again the child he once was? Running time: 01:17:00.
Selections/awards: Tempo FF Stockholm, Hot Docs Toronto, One World FF, Human Rights FF Berlin (Willy Brandt Award for best documentary film), Human Rights FF Albania, Docaviv Tel Aviv.
About the director: Zahavi Sanjavi was born in 1967 in Kurdistan, Iraq. In 1975 his family sought asylum in Iran, as a result of the war. He lives in Sweden since 1990. Zahavi pursued studies in the field of scriptwriting and filmmaking in Moscow. He has worked for TV in Iraqi Kurdistan for 9 years, and has been working has been working on his documentary and feature films in Sweden as director, scriptwriter and producer for the past 6 years.