Mary Mother

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Synopsis

English

In a remote village of Afghanistan, one day Mary hears on the radio the news of the fall of Kunduz province into the hands of Talibans. Since the authorities have no news of her son, who serves in the Kunduz army, she decides to start her own journey to Kunduz to find him.

Italiano

In un lontano villaggio dell'Afghanistan, un giorno Mary sente alla radio la notizia della caduta della provincia di Kunduz nelle mani dei talebani. Dal momento che le autorità non hanno notizie di suo figlio, militare nell'esercito di Kunduz, decide di iniziare il proprio viaggio verso Kunduz per trovarlo.

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Sadam Wahidi

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

19' 20''

Afghanistan, 2016

Dari

English | Italian

Zubaida Sahar | Faroq Baraki | Abdul Tamim Zarabi

Rumi Films Production

Abdul Tamim Zarabi

Sadam Wahidi

Said Ahmad Waqef Hussaini

Sadam Wahidi

Ahmad Sameer Wahidi

Mohammad Ayub Omar

Norullah Noori

Sadam Wahidi

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Selections & Awards

CALGARY INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Calgary (CANADA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

INTERFILM BERLIN – INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN, Berlin (GERMANY)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

KAZAN INT. FILM FESTIVAL OF MUSLIM CINEMA, Kazan (RUSSIA)

ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL, Ischia (ITALY)

Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

CANADIAN DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL, Toronto (CANADA)

 

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Scotland (UK)

KANSAS INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Kansas (USA)

FESANCOR - CHILEAN INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SANTIAGO, Santiago (CHILE)

SELVER AKBUZAT INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Ufa (RUSSIA)

Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY & AUDIENCE AWARD

AFGHANISTAN INT. WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL, Herat (AFGHANISTAN)

Winner of BEST EDITING

DELHI SHORT INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Delhi (INDIA)

Winner of BEST FILM (SPECIAL JURY AWARD)

INT. SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Winner of BEST NTACP AWARD

LIVERPOOL INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Liverpool (UK)

JAIPUR INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Jaipur (INDIA)

FABRIANO FILM FESTIVAL, Fabriano (ITALY)

Winner of JURY PRIZE

MEETING INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Mosca (RUSSIA)

Winner of SPECIAL AWARD OF OBNINSK CITY

AFRODITE SHORTS, Rome (ITALY)

PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL, Reggio Calabria (ITALY)

VIDEOMAKER FILM FESTIVAL, Casalnuovo (ITALY)

 

ALESSANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL, Alessandria (ITALY)

 

SKEPTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Cagliari (ITALY)

HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL – CANADIAN FILM MARKET, Hamilton (CANADA)

 

ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM – APCHAT-ISSOIRE FILM FESTIVAL, Le Mans / Apchat (FRANCIA)

 

CHENNAI INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Chennai (INDIA)

Winner of BEST FILM

CAPODARCO L'ALTRO FESTIVAL - PREMIO L'ANELLO DEBOLE, Capodarco di Fermo (ITALY)

CORTI E SENZA FISSA DIMORA, Potenza (ITALY)

EDU SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Montefiascone (ITALIA)

CORTI A SUD – POLLA IN CORTO, Polla (ITALY)

SILOE FILM FESTIVAL, Poggi Del Sasso (ITALY)

PEACE ON EARTH FILM FESTIVAL, Chicago (USA)

 

NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR TALENTED YOUTH, Seattle (USA)

 

DURBAN INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Durban (SUD AFRICA)

 

REEL SIDNEY FESTIVAL OF WORLD CINEMA, Sydney (AUSTRALIA)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

FESTIVAL INT. DEL CINEMA DI FRONTIERA MARZAMEMI, Marzamemi (ITALIA)

 

INVENTA UN FILM, Lenola (ITALIA)

MAAZZENI FILM FESTIVAL, Catania (ITALY)

 

CORTO E CULTURA, Manfredonia (ITALIA)

CERVIGNANO FILM FESTIVAL, Cervignano del Friuli (Italy)

CORTO DINO INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DINO DE LAURENTIIS, Napoli (ITALY)

CORTO E FIENO, Novara (ITALY)

ART FOR PEACE FILM FESTIVAL (IRAN)

PERIFERIA DELL'IMPERO FILM FESTIVAL, Sessa Aurunca (ITALY)

 

Sadam Wahidi

Biography

English

Sadam Wahidi was born in 1991 in Kabul, Afghanistan. After graduation he studied Agriculture at Kabul University. At the age of 9, he started working on BBC Radio AEP (Afghan Educational Programs) as an actor and presenter in children's programs. He directed his first 36-minute experimental film at the age of 14. He participated in various television commercials, feature films and TV series. In 2014 he founded the independent production company Rumi Films Production. In 2015 he made "You are not American". In 2016 he wrote and directed "Mother Mary", based on the true story of an Afghan woman who embarks alone on a journey to find her missing son. The short film has been selected in over 50 festivals around the world, including the Calgary Int. Film Festival (Oscar-qualifying festival), winning numerous awards such as the Special Mention at the Ischia Film Festival. His latest short film is "The Luck Bird" (2017).

Italiano

Sadam Wahidi nasce nel 1991 a Kabul, Afghanistan. Dopo il diploma studia Agricoltura all'Università di Kabul. All'età di 9 anni comincia a lavorare alla BBC Radio AEP (Programmi Educativi Afghani) come attore e presentatore in programmi per bambini. Dirige il suo primo film sperimentale di 36 minuti all'età di 14 anni. Partecipa a diversi spot televisivi, lungometraggi e serie TV. Nel 2014 fonda la casa di produzione indipendente Rumi Films Production. Nel 2015 realizza "You are not American". Nel 2016 scrive e dirige "Mary Mother", tratto dalla storia vera di una donna Afghana che intraprende da sola un viaggio per ritrovare suo figlio scomparso. Il cortometraggio è stato selezionato in oltre 50 festival nel mondo, tra cui il Calgary Int. Film Festival (festival che qualifica per l'Oscar) e vincendo numerosi premi come la Menzione Speciale all'Ischia Film Festival. Il suo ultimo cortometraggio è "The Luck Bird" (2017).

Filmography

THE LUCK BIRD

(2017 | short film)

MARY MOTHER

(2016 | short film)

Calgary Int. Film Festival (Oscar)

YOU ARE NOT AMERICAN

(2015 | short film)

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