Fariba Jamali Nemati
Hope to Return is a documentary about Afghan girls who immigrated to Iran, their neighboring country, in wartime. While they build a community service organization and educate children, they never give up on finding a way to return to their home country, always reciting the mantra “our motherland is Afghanistan and our stay in Iran is only temporary”. Finally, one of the girls gets to return to Afghanistan. She says goodbye to other girls in tears in their last class. Shot in a direct and understated fashion, this tear-jerking scene speaks louder about the devastating aftermath of war than any other newsreel footage of war. (Kwon Eun-sun)
Fariba Jamali NematiFariba Jamali Nemati
Born in 1978, Fariba Jamali Nemati graduated in Film Directing from Soreh University. She has worked as a researcher in many documentary films. Hope to Return is her first documentary film.