Screaming in Silence – Marof Hakimi

Original Title: Roepen in stilte
English Title: Screaming in Silence
Genre: Drama
Duration: 11 min
Year of Production: 2018
Country: Belgium
Screening Format: DCP
Colour: Color
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: English

Short Synopsis:
This film recounts some fragments of stories from the life of an Afghan family in Iran, and the hardships they undergo which ultimately force them to flee to Europe.

Long Synopsis:
This film recounts some fragments of stories from the life of an Afghan family in Iran, and the hardships they undergo which ultimately force them to flee to Europe. In Iran, discrimination of Afghans is present in all aspects of life, and even in death. The film is written, directed and acted by the family Hakimi, with assistance of director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami (Sonita). It is a call for all people who have no land to go back to and who are in search for a new homeland.

Directed by: Marof Hakimi
Assisted by: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, Julie De Clercq
Script: Sheri Hakimi, Fataneh Hakimi, Farzana Hakimi, Vakil Hakimi, Makya Hakimi
Cast: Sheri Hakimi, Fataneh Hakimi, Farzana Hakimi, Vakil Hakimi, Makya Hakimi, Leila, Abdullah Fakhri, Lubnan Al-Wazny, Saden Abd Aljbaar, Mehrdad Arefani (voice)
Camera: Victoire Bonin, Mojtaba Bahadori
Sound department: Ayham Seif, Nik Ahn, Hjalte Zacharewicz, Omar Al-Samarrai
Producers: Gawan Fagard, Gwendolyn Lootens
Line production: Kinshuk Surjan
Art departement: Tariq Al Naeeme, Omar Al Samarrai, Thierry Van Capellen, Vero Bakos, Natalia Trevino
Editing: Charles Godin
Sound mixing: Alejandro Rivas-Cottle
Colorgrading: Caroline Nugues Bourchat (Graphoui)
Subtitles: Batul Hossini, Bilal Issa
Production team: Ebrahim Neissi, Lubnan Al-Wazny, Oscar Van Der Put, Leonie Rottmann, Aaron Stevens, Solange Luyckx, Alexandra MacAdam, Toon Mertens.
Postproduction support: Graphoui & Gsara

Biography of Director:
Marof Hakimi (Afghanistan, 1979). He was born in Afghanistan but moved with his parents to Iran at a young age. He lived 20 years with his family in Iran but life was very hard as Afghans. They decided to flee to Belgium in 2016. Now, he is living with his family in Belgium and preparing to apply for film school.

Filmography of Director:
first film

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