OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
Are You Volleyball?!
Shorts Programme 5
DIRECTOR : Mohammad Bakhshi
COUNTRY : Islamic Republic of Iran
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 15min
Nu Metro 5, 14 Oct @ 10am | Nu Metro 4, 16 Oct @ 10am
A group of Arabic speaking asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can’t keep going. They are in conflict with border soldiers everyday untill a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
The main concept of the film story starts from a game. I decided to direct the story to a point where the kid’s game turned the border wires into volleyball net. I wanted to pitch an alternative idea of creating walls of peace and friendship, not a border of concrete.