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서울국제여성영화제

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14th(2012)



Alley behind Our House

Shilan SAADI

  • Iran
  • 2011
  • 12min
  • DV
  • color
  • 드라마

This short film tries to shed light on a very inhuman and ugly tradition between Kurdish families in Kurdistan and particularly in Mahabad. The story of the film is about two young girls who are friends for many years, but their lives and happiness will be ruined when an old woman appears.


 

 

This is a story about two girls falling victim to the Kurdish tradition of female circumcision. The film does not give any hint as to what is happening to the girls in the beginning, but in the end, it tells us that what they wanted to avoid and what they feared was female circumcision. Such method outstandingly utilizes the short running time, which is a short film’s merit as well as its shortfall, and effectively criticizes female circumcision. (HWANG Miyojo)

Director

  • Shilan SAADIShilan SAADI

    She was born and grown up in Mahabad a Kurdish city in Iran, where she greatly inspired by its people, its nature, and its culture in her whole life; her films and photos are the reflections of this inspiration.

Credit

  • ProducerShilan SAADI
  • Cast Zhina NORANI, Serveh KHEZRI
  • Screenwriter Kaywan FAHIMI
  • Cinematography Salem SALAVATI
  • Editor Tofigh AMANI
  • Music Jamal SAMERI
  • Sound FARID SEDAGHAT