Mina Walking





Synopsis

Yosef Baraki (born 10 November 1989) is an Afghan filmmaker who immigrated to Canada with his family when he was 9 years old.Yosef’s appreciation of filmmakers like Abbas Kiarostami and the Dardenne brothers inspired him to explore details of everyday life through realistic portraits of culture and society. After spending two years studying film and philosophy at York University, Yosef turned to a more hands-on education at Humber College where he wrote and directed his fifth short film Der Kandidat, recipient of the Norman McLaren Award at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2013 and the Best International Short Film Award at the Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival.Serving as the writer, director, cinematographer and camera operator, Yosef filmed Mina Walking in 19 days with non-professional actors and heavy improvisation in the busiest of Kabul’s environments. The result is a loose narrative about Afghanistan’s youth issues and an intimate portrait of seven days in the life of a young girl and her family.Mina Walking premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it competed for the Crystal Bear and the Best First Feature Award. 

Cast

Farzana Nawabi


Director :Yosef Baraki Language :English Country :Afghanistan
Producer :Not Updated Editor :Not Updated Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :Not Updated Year :2015 Duration:110 Mins

ABOUT DIRECTOR



Director Name

Yosef Baraki

Director Biography

Yosef Baraki (born 10 November 1989) is an Afghan filmmaker who immigrated to Canada with his family when he was 9 years old.Yosef’s appreciation of filmmakers like Abbas Kiarostami and the Dardenne brothers inspired him to explore details of everyday life through realistic portraits of culture and society.After spending two years studying film and philosophy at York University, Yosef turned to a more hands-on education at Humber College where he wrote and directed his fifth short film Der Kandidat, recipient of the Norman McLaren Award at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2013 and the Best International Short Film Award at the Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival.Serving as the writer, director, cinematographer and camera operator, Yosef filmed Mina Walking in 19 days with non-professional actors and heavy improvisation in the busiest of Kabul’s environments. The result is a loose narrative about Afghanistan’s youth issues and an intimate portrait of seven days in the life of a young girl and her family.