Shorts II

Mind Clemency, A Ezidi Tale, Red Room, Laboratory No. 2, Fifth Narcissus

On Saturday 13 May you can see 5 short films in a row with short films II.

Saturday 13 May 2023, 18:00, Screen 2


Mind Clemency, 14’
Kurdistan (Bashur), 2021

Nazanin, Sherko’s wife is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In the meantime, their son has been missing for several years. Sherko told Nazanin that their son went to Europe but in fact Sherko doesn’t know anything about the whereabouts of his son. Sherko’s friend Tofig talks to Nazanin everyday acting as Aras, their son, until Tofig faces a problem.

Regie: Warman Saeed.



A Ezidi Tale, 32’
Argentina / Kurdistan (Bashur), 2022

One morning in August 2014, the life of the musician Fahad and his family changed forever. The artillery of the self-proclaimed Islamic State shook the outskirts of the city of Til Essisr in the Sinjar region of Kurdistan (Iraq) and the armed people had no margin of defense. His father entered the room and conveyed to them the final decision to escape: “We’re going to the mountains.” They did not imagine that his exodus would last for five years. But the long night of exile came to an end and today, Fahad returned to his village and leads a space where art helps heal the wounds caused by war. This documentary reconstructs the tragedy experienced by the Yazidi people from Fahad’s testimony recounting the arrival of the invading and genocidal force to the opening of a music school for boys and girls returned after the expulsion of the Islamic State.

Regie: Pablo Tosco.


Red Room, 14’
Kurdistan (Bashur), 2021

The Red Room is the story of a woman who lives in a house with her daughter independently. For the family’s livelihood, men enter this house every day. Women’s neighborhoods have a negative view of this woman. But not all is as it seems.

Regie: Lilian Amir Ali.


Laboratory No. 2, 16’
Kurdistan (Rojhelat & Bashur), 2021

Documentary Laboratory No. 2 is the story of an old man who has been working in the autopsy department of Sulaymaniyah University of Medical Sciences for 14 years. During these 14 years, he worked on a corpse. He finally decides to retire.

Regie: Edris Abdi & Aware Omar.


Fifth Narcissus, 5’
Kurdistan (Rojhelat), 2021

A young boy sells Narcissus by the roadside. He experiences the same thing happening each time that he sells his flowers until one day…

Regie: Sarkot Nikdel.