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Alan and Bekes have fled their homeland and are on their way to Europe. This simple premise forms the narrative basis for a claustrophobic and intense drama surrounding friendship, courage, dreams, and how the other half live. The very close camerawork in this film forces us to experience this extreme situation almost physically.
- Duration: 13 min.
Meet the director
Muschirf Shekh Zeyn
Muschirf Shekh Zeyn was born into a Kurdish family in 1988 and grew up in Kamishli, Syria. He began writing short stories at an early age and soon discovered his fascination with cinema. He studied architecture in Syria, specializing in urban sociology, and graduated in the middle of the Syrian war. After being arrested and on account of his military service, he fled Syria, making his way through several countries and having to work many jobs to keep his head above water. After two years, he arrived in Bremen and started making films on his own. Since 2019, he has been studying film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) and holds a scholarship of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. His short film KILLING BAGHEERA has thus far been screened at several prestigious festivals.