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Fall Grants 2017
Current project status: COMPLETED

Mohammad Shaikhow / Short Narrative / Syria, Iraq, France, Qatar / 2018 / 15 min / Original Language: Kurdish / Interests: Women, Drama, Politics, Immigration

Synopsis

Hévi and Walat, a Kurdish-Syrian refugee couple in their thirties meet a human trafficker. They try to cross an undefined border amid an endless environment of winter with spotless, but hostile, whiteness. The man offers to bring the young woman with him if Walat would take another road alone. So, Hévi ends up by herself, fragile, in front of an unstable man whose intentions are little by little unveiled.

Credits

Director
Mohammad Shaikhow
Screenwriter
Mohammad Shaikhow
Producer
Mohammad Shaikhow

About the Director

Mohammad Shaikhow was born in Qamishli in 1988. He is a Kurdish-Syrian film director and cinematographer based in Paris. His films have screened in numerous festivals. He is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Cinema at the École National Supérieurs d’Audiovisuelle (ESAV). He received his MA in Directing from ESAV, and is a graduate of the Film School of Salahaddin University in Erbil.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

"Carthage FF 2018, Shorts (WP)
Amsterdam Arab FF 2019
Festival Int'l du Film Oriental de Genève 2019"

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Mohammad Shaikhow

    Phone: 
    +33 786 777 589
    Email: 
    mohammad.alchikho@gmail.com

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