short documentary

The short documentary “Boy” narrates through atmospheric pictures of urban environments and close observations the lives of an afghan girl which is raised as a boy in Mazar-e-Sharif and a young afghan singer, who meanwhile lives in London but wore boys clothes to be more free in afghan society.

Both try to find a very special way to deal with their role in society and fight for their right to live a self determined life far away from conventional images of a woman/girl in Afghanistan.

genre: short documentary
duration: 30 min.
format: DCP, FullHD, Colour
sound: 5.1 DCP + TV 2.0
language: dari, farsi, english (subtitles: english, german)
production country: germany
country: Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan | London, United Kingdom
completion: April 2015
written and directed: Yalda Afsah & Ginan Seidl
featuring: Farahnaz Ghafor (Mazar-i-Sharif) & Elaha Soroor (London)
producers: Ray Peter Maletzki & Stephan Helmut Beier
dramaturgy: Merle Kröger
sound design: Steffen Martin
funded by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Staatsministerium für Kultur und Medien, Brot für die Welt, Regierenden Bürgermeister von Berlin Senatskanzlei –Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Künstlerinnenförderung, Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V.


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