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Hava, Maryam, Ayesha

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Director:
Sahraa Karimi
Production:
Noori Pictures (Katayoon Shahabi), Sahraa Karimi
Running Time:
86’
Language:
Farsi, Dari
Country:
Afghanistan
Main Cast:
Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi
Screenplay:
Sahraa Karimi, Sami Hasib Nabizada
Cinematographer:
Behrouz Badrouj
Editor:
Mastaneh Mohajer
Production Designer:
Sakineh Gholamali
Costume Designer:
Sakineh Gholamali
Music:
Saba Nedaei, Ali Tavakoli
Sound:
Asqar Abgoon, Mohammad Reza Delpak
Visual Effects:
Roashana Studio

Synopsis

Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom no one cares about, is living with her father- and mother-in-law. Her only joy is talking to the baby in her belly. Maryam, an educated TV news reporter, is about to get a divorce from her unfaithful husband that finds out she is pregnant. Ayesha, an 18-year-old girl, accepts to marry her cousin because she is pregnant from her boyfriend who disappears after hearing her pregnancy news. Therefore, she needs to find a doctor to get an abortion and regain her virginity. Each of them has to solve her problem by herself for the first time.

Director’s Statement

As a female filmmaker from Afghanistan, I promised myself to be the storyteller of my fellow countrywomen who seek to change their lives in a traditional society. By travelling to many Afghan cities and villages, I found real stories from inside my country about such women as Hava, Maryam, and Ayesha. Hava is the sample of an Afghan housewife, Maryam is an intellectual, well-educated woman and Ayesha is a teenager from the middle class. They are trying not to give in to the imposed patriarchal society. Their decision is a form of resistance to their pre-determined life. My goal is to narrate the lives of women who haven’t had a voice for many years and now are ready to change their destiny.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Katayoon Shahabi - Noori Pictures
84, Avenue de la République
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 676418967
katysh.01@gmail.com
http://www.nooripictures.com

PRODUCTION 2: Sahraa Karimi
House # 1, Rahimi Plaza, Flower Street, Share-Naw
0000 – Kabul, Afghanistan
Tel. 0093795522569
sahraakarimi@gmail.com

WORLD SALES: Shahabi Katayoon - Noori Pictures
84, Avenue de la République
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33676418967
katysh.01@gmail.com
http://www.nooripictures.com

PRESS OFFICE: Laurent Boye – Jazo PR
923 Cole Ave
90038 – Los Angeles, CA, United States
Tel. 0013102207239
laurent@jazopr.com


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