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Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2015

Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni / Short Narrative / Denmark, Finland / 2014 / 13 min / Colour / DCP2K / In Arabic, Danish / Arabic, English subtitles / No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

Synopsis

Language barriers, cultural gaps and social expectations conspire to ensure that a veiled Muslim woman's plea for protection from her violent husband falls on deaf ears in this cleverly edited interlude in a Danish police station. The woman’s young son, an interpreter and two police officers bring their prejudices to bear on the exchange. All believe they have the best intentions to find a solution, but can they find their way through the cloud of personal biases?

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About the Director

Finnish-Iranian scriptwriter and director Hamy Ramezan was born in 1979. He studied at film school in the UK and graduated in 2007. His filmography includes the award-winning short films ‘Over the Fence’ (2009) and ‘Listen’ (2014), as well as the documentary web series ‘Doxwise Nordic’ (2012).

Credits

Director
Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni
Screenwriter
Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni
Producer
Valeria Richter, Helene Granqvist
Editor
Rikke Selin Lorentzen
Music
Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Cinematographer
Lars Vestergaard
Sales Company
Premium Films
Production Company
Nordic Factory
Cast
Yusuf Kamal El-Ali, Zeinab Rahal, Amira Helene Larsen, Nanna Bøttcher, Alexandre Willaume

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