9-year-old Aso and his family live in a poor village in northern Iraq. The country is under attack from ISIL, and everyday life is characterized by violence and murder. When their mother leaves them to joins the military, they embark on a strenuous journey through the desert to find a refugee camp. We follow the escape through the children's eyes.
Regissør: Irasj Asanti
Original tittel: Sand
Foto: Kjell Vassdal
Klipp: Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Manus: Irasj Asanti, Lasse M. Johannessen, Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Irasj Asanti is an award-winning director. He studied acting at the Nordic Black Theatre School in Oslo, has acted in several Norwegian films, and now works as a director, writer, and actor. Asanti has written and directed several short films that have been screened at festivals and TV worldwide. His feature Høvdinger (2015) played in theaters, whereas his previous short film Break Me won an audience award at the Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival in 2019. At this year's festival, his new short Sand plays in competition. Asanti now works on a new short titled Alina to be filmed in August 2021, and develops an action thriller feature, both with support from the National Film Institute.
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