MINA WALKING

2015, Colour, Afghanistan, Canada, Focus on World Cinema

 

Production Team

Director : Yosef Baraki

Screenwriter : Yosef Baraki

Cinematographer : Yosef Baraki

Editor : Yosef Baraki, Andrew Korgyi

Cast : Farzana Nawabi, Hashmatullah Fanaie, Neamatullah, Marina Golbahari, Masoud Fanaie, Safi Fanaie, Mohammad Hasan Attaie

Music : Vaheed Kaacemy

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Andrew Karogyi, Asef Baraki, Baraki Films, 14411 Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, ON (Canada), barakilm@gmail.com / Afghan Film (Afghanistan). World Sales agent: g.casavecchia@minervapictures.com


 

Synopsis

Though Afghan women are no longer prisoners in their homes after the ouster of the Taliban, the country’s destabilization after years of war has prevented many poor women from obtaining education. For children like Mina this means the responsibility to work in order to support her family. So she wanders Kabul’s streets selling cheap trinkets to feed her Alzheimer’s stricken grandfather and her heroin-addicted father. But Mina wants to be normal, so she secretly attends classes -- a decision that sets in motion a chain of events that change her life forever.

 

Director

After studying film and philosophy at Toronto’s York University and Humber College, Yosef Baraki wrote and directed his fifth short film, Der Kandidat, winner of the Norman McLaren Award at the 44th Student Film Festival of the 2013 MWFF, and the Best International Short Film Award at the Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival. MINA WALKING marks his directorial debut in features.


 

Projections

Thursday September 3, 2022 - 06:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11
Friday September 4, 2022 - 11:40 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11


 

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