English and Farsi/Dari with English subtitles, 2011, 14 minutes, color, Netherlands, Shorts Competition
Iranian and Afghani political refugees make a life for themselves in Holland as they anxiously await word if they will be granted political asylum or sent back to their native countries.
About the Director
Aaron Douglas Johnston is an American-born, Netherlands-based film director. His unique process of collaborating with nonprofessionals blurs the lines between documentary and fiction. Johnston’s first feature, Bumblefuck, USA, was described as “astutely observed” and “stealthily compelling” by Variety. After studying sociology at Oxford and Yale, Johnston graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. He enjoys languages, traveling, and his father’s nuggets of wisdom.
Cast and Credits
Director: Aaron Douglas Johnston
Screenwriter: Jesse van 't Hull
Producer: Tainá Moreno
Cinematographer: Myrthe Mosterman
Editor: Xander Nijsten
Production Designer: Nedda Nagel
Composer: Aftab Darvishi
Sound Designer: Thijmen van der Poll
Principal Cast: Reza Jafari, Zia-ul-haq Aryan, Isaak Khan
Contact: Aaron Douglas Johnston / email@example.com